SOUNDS OF HOPE is a significant part of Maori Television’s broadcast, on child abuse and violence against children, that features our own Young Sid with Mr Sicc; and sees the homie Chris Graham on directorial duties.
SOUNDS OF HOPE GOES TO AIR ON SUNDAY 27 JUNE AT 9:10PM AND WILL REPLAY ON MONDAY 28 JUNE AT 10PM.
Maori Television marks Maori New Year, Matariki, with a two-night landmark broadcast to show how all New Zealanders can help to halt child abuse, and to tell – in compelling mini-documentary style – the inspiring stories of how families have emerged from the darkness of family violence.
TAMARIKI ORA: A NEW BEGINNING is a total of five hours of primetime programming over two nights: Sunday June 27 and Monday June 28. It comprises:
TAMARIKI ORA: A NEW BEGINNING (PART 1) – Sunday June 27 at 8.00 PM: Carol Hirschfeld introduces the honest, raw stories of men and women who made the courageous decisions to confront the violence in their midst. Find out how Kahurangi changed her life after her partner killed her three-year-old daughter; and meet Pat, who took action after she saw her son following her down a violent path. Learn why the first three years of a baby’s life determines its future; and get an insider’s look at Starship’s child crisis team in action. The directors are award-winners Kathleen Mantel, Michael Bennett and Karen MacKenzie.
TAMARIKI ORA: THE SOUNDS OF HOPE – Sunday June 27 at 9.10 PM: Che Fu and Tigi Ness, Warren Maxwell, Maisey Rika, Hollie Smith, Young Sid and Mr Sicc, Dallas Tamaira, The Bellbirds and Wellington’s Kotuku Choir are among the artists who invite us into their homes for intimate acoustic performances dedicated to the children of New Zealand. This outstanding musical documentary is by award-winning music-video director Chris Graham.
TAMARIKI ORA: A NEW BEGINNING (PART 2) – Monday June 28 at 8.00 PM: Families share their remarkable stories of how they turned away from violence. Ex-gang member Hurae recounts the horrifying sight that sparked his transformation from vicious abuser to community worker; and young mum Arnita explains how an innovative programme which videotapes parent-child conversations teaches her to be a better parent. Eminent historian Dame Anne Salmond explores how children were brought up in pre-colonial times; and we hear the evidence that New Zealand’s widening social inequality is fuelling violence. Solo mum-turned-Cabinet Minister Paula Bennett, police detective Scott Beard, former Children’s Commissioner Ian Hassall, Manu Caddie from Tairawhiti Men Against Violence and Anglican minister Dr Hone Kaa are among the special guests who will join Carol Hirschfeld in the studio to discuss the