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Barry Barclay Honored

Posted in Events, Memorial, People by hollywoodhula on March 31, 2008

Barry Barclay Honored

Indigenous film pioneer Barry Barclay (Ngati Apa) was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the first World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference on 28 March 08, five weeks after his death in Aotearoa.

Barclay was posthumously awarded the inaugural Te Puni Kokiri Lifetime Achievement Award for Indigenous Television Broadcasting, Te Rerenga Tahi. His daughter Belynda, son Matt and partner Heather accepted the award on his behalf.

Maori TV’s Jim Mather said, “Barry Barclay sought to shed light on the international struggles shared by Indigenous peoples to retain autonomy over their own image by offering alternatives to the largely stereotypical representations of these cultures.”

Barry Barclay Death

Barry Barclay Memorial

Barry Barclay Death

Posted in Memorial, People by multinesia on February 19, 2008

Barry Barclay

1944 – 2008

Kiwi film-maker Barry Barclay dies
Stuff 19 Feb 08
Prominent New Zealand film-maker Barry Barclay – the first Maori to direct a feature film – has died of a heart attack aged 63.

Filmmaker Barry Barclay dies
TV One 19 Feb 08
The New Zealand Film Commission says Barclay played a major role as a passionate advocate of indigenous voices telling their own stories.

Kua hinga te totara, te kauri …
The mighty trees of the forest have fallen.
Barry (Bazza) Barclay passed away last night in Opononi, Hokianga.
The last of my mentors (and the first) is gone!
Aue … they are such big shoes we can never fill.
KAREN SIDNEY

My first ever job on a feature film was Barry’s and what a crazy ride that was. He was a mentor for me too. Haere, haere, haere e te matua, hoki atu ki o mātua tipuna …
JOSIE McCLUTCHIE

Barry’s mana’o greatly influenced how we approached and spoke about documentary-making (we don’t “take” anyone’s picture; they give it to us). Because of him we even write up our release forms and clearances differently (who really owns the images on tape?).
NA MAKA O KA AINA

IN MEMORIAM: TRIBUTES FOR BARRY

Memorial 2007

Posted in Memorial, People by hollywoodhula on December 23, 2007

TWO ELDERS OF INDIGENOUS FILM PASSED ON THIS PAST YEAR.

American Indian producer/director Phil Lucas and Maori actor/director Don Selwyn were pioneers in the native film movement.

Both were prolific filmmakers and teachers who broke new ground and mentored the next generation of talent.

PHIL LUCAS
Phil Lucas
1932 – 2007

Post your tribute for Phil here.

DON SELWYN
Don Selwyn
1936 – 2007

Post your tribute for Don here.