Turangawaewae, a Place to Stand (PBS America)

About This Project

Short documentary shot on location in Pakiri New Zealand, funded by US based Real Ideas Studio. The film explores Maori and Pakeha relations through the microcosm of Laly Haddon, Kaumatua, and his Pakeha wife Sharley.

Screened at the Cannes Court Metrage, as well as on Rialto Channel as part of New Zealand film month. Distributed via Snag Films.

Read a Washington Post review of the film here


  • Director/Editor: Cathy MacDonald
  • Producer: Rachel Fleury
  • DoP: Garth Badger
  • Production Company: Real Ideas Studio (US)
  • Score: El Prehom Indefinit