book and media reviews 425 and hope that leaves one with an artist himself working on a large can- abiding sense of satisfaction. vas across which is scrawled the word “holocaust.” The nineteenth-century esther figueroa decimation of the Mäori people is Juniroa Productions, Inc. likened in this moment to the Nazi slaughter of the Jews, and for New editor’s note: See interview with Zealand audiences that very compari- The Whale Rider author Witi Ihimaera son occasioned a recent controversy in this issue, 358–366. when a politician, Tariana Turia, applied the word “holocaust” to *** what happened to the Mäori people Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Weniti, (Rapata Wiri, pers comm, Oct and The Mäori Merchant of Venice, Nov 2002). This moment in the ﬁlm 158 minutes, 35 mm ﬁlm, color, reveals Shylock’s motivations in his 2002. In Mäori with English subtitles. bond with the Christian merchant. Director: Don C Selwyn; producers: He wants justice, compensation, a Ruth Kaupua-Panapa, Don C Selwyn, restoration of mana for personal and He Taonga Films. <http://www collective suffering. In a 2001 editor- .maorimerchantofvenice.com> ial in the Shakespeare Quarterly (52, Distributed by He Taonga Films, vi), Michael Neill says that this Mäori Auckland, New Zealand.
The Contemporary Pacific – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Aug 31, 2004