August 25, 2021
Short film amps up haka cringe factor
If you’ve ever cringed at the haka you’ve just done, director Corrina Hunziker has the film for you.
HAKA haha tackles the cultural appropriation of the haka as it makes its way onto the world stage.
She says the short uses humour as a way to tackle what is a serious subject and to soften the blow of its message.
"It made it easier to kind of be like: "hey guys, if you are going to do the haka, perhaps you are going to come across a bit embarrassing and you will give us a laugh, but how do we get you to recognise you are just embarrassing yourself,'" Hunziker says.
HAKA haha is released today as part of the Loading Doc 2021 Tūmanako collection.
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