Tupaias Endeavour Lala Rolls

Lala Rolls devoted eight years to making her documentary Tupaia's Endeavour, which will have its world premiere in a special director's cut exclusively for Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Lala directed, produced and edited the doco on a stop-start basis, fundraising for each part of the production as she went. It tells the story of Tupaia, star-navigator, high-priest, artist, the Tahitian who ensured the success of James Cook's 1769 voyage to New Zealand.

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