The Treaty

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A Māori and a Pākehā boy play together on a beach, promoting the message that the Treaty should once again unite Aotearoa.

One of the young actors, Stephen Askin, unfortunately lost his life fighting the Port Hills fires in February 2017. Watch a tribute to Stephen here – this includes an interview with Wayne Tupawa, his costar in this advertisement and also Stephen’s childhood friend.

This advertisement was directed by Lee Tamahori, who would go on to direct Once Were Warriors (1994).

Catalogue Reference C2530

Year 1990


Production Company: Flying Fish
Client: The 1990 Commission
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Wayne Tupawa, Stephen Askin

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