Built By The House

'Built By The House' is one of our current documentary projects and is in post-production.

Built By The House

The history of this project is tied in with the history of the filmmaker’s friendship. Director Vanessa Patea and Producer Ruth Korver met at Tapu te Ranga Marae in 2004, when Ruth filmed a short documentary about Vanessa and her rock art installation painting in Tane Whai Ora, a whare at Tapu te Ranga Marae.

'Built By The House' is a 30 minute documentary about Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay. It tells the history of the marae and introduces us to its’ creator, Bruce Stewart. Through the voices of his youngest children, we learn about their upbringing in the world's largest and tallest building, made of recycled materials. We discover that the house that Bruce has built is not just made of wood and nails but is a place where his children have grown, immersed in the Maori world.

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