Tama is about a young Maori Deaf boy who tries to perform the traditional Maori war dance, the Haka, silently. He is isolated within his family where communication is challenging. On a near-fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his father and in his struggle, he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.

Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers. 

Australian Premiere
Directors | Jack O’Donnell
 + Jared Flitcroft
Producers | Ashleigh Flynn + Oddsocks Productions
Country | New Zealand
Year | 2017
Duration | 9 minutes
Language | English
Unclassified G


Short | Premiere

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