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Maori Boy Genius (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

What if you could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political zeitgeist shifts in the future - the US's first black President Barack Obama, South America's first indigenous President Evo Morales, or ...See moreWhat if you could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political zeitgeist shifts in the future - the US's first black President Barack Obama, South America's first indigenous President Evo Morales, or Denmark's first female Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt. MAORI BOY GENIUS does just that. Future leader Ngaa Rauuira is railing against his people's statistics of uneducated youth, 40% of prisoners, alarming suicide rates and a dying language. His tribe believes he will save them. At 16 he studies politics at Yale, his family of 8 facing his US$35,000 education bill. Within a year he is leading a major protest and being asked to stand for Parliament. ONCE WERE WARRIORS depicted urban Maori 16 years ago. This is the surprising update. Written by Anonymous See less
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Nov 12, 2011 (New Zealand)

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6.6 / 10 | 39 votes