Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Weniti (The Maori Merchant of Venice)

Selwyn, Don 2002 | 2 Comments

The Maori Merchant of Venice (Māori: Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Weniti) is a 2002 New Zealand drama film in the Māori language (with English subtitles), directed by Don Selwyn. The play The Merchant of Venice was translated into Māori in 1945 by Pei Te Hurinui Jones, and his translation is used for the film. It is the first Māori-language film adaptation of any of William Shakespeare’s plays. The film was shot in Auckland, but set in 16th century Venice. Read More