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Narbey, Leon

Overview
Works: 56 works in 117 publications in 7 languages and 700 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Documentary films  Biography  Picture books  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Photographer, Cinematographer , Director, Videographer , Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.I5, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leon Narbey
Whale rider : DVD] by Niki Caro( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability
Flip & two twisters by Shirley Horrocks( Visual )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about film maker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Explores Lye's career, including newly discovered historical footage of the artist. Also chronicles recent attempts to realise Lye's plans for giant versions of his sculpture. Suggested audience: secondary, general
Richard St. Barbe Baker : man of the trees( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard St. Barbe Baker brings world attention to the rate at which the world's deserts are expanding because of tree felling and overgrazing. Includes archival footage from Baker's ecological survey, his early life in the forests of Canada, Kenya and Nigeria and his struggle to save the redwoods of California. Shows his support of the Chipko people in India and explores his involvement in New Zealand
The orator = O le tulafale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Samoan and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set deep on the lush Samoan island of Upolu, The orator tells of a love woven by fate, parted by an unforgiving past, to be restored with courage. It draws on universal themes of love, honour and forgiveness in a fresh and evocative glimpse into a world never before seen in cinema. Marginalised at the outskirts of the village, Saili lives quietly with his wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia, until her brother Poto arrives unexpectedly and demands she return to her family, ending seventeen years of banishment"--Container
Early days yet : a documentary about the great poet, Allen Curnow by Shirley Horrocks( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the life and work of the poet Allen Curnow
Peter Peryer : portrait of a photographer by Greg Stitt( Visual )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of a significant contemporary artist who uses photography as his instrument of expression. Suggested level: secondary
Illustrious energy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Chinese miners head to New Zealand during the late 19th-century at the end of the island's gold rush. The trio is determined to find their wealth and eventually they do strike it rich. They believe their problems are finally over, but with their newfound riches come a whole new set of problems
Rain of the children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Ward made the observational film In Spring One Plants Alone about Puhi's day-to-day life in the remote Urewera Ranges. By then almost 80, she was obsessively caring for her schizophrenic adult son Niki, whose violent fits terrified her. In this new cinema feature Ward sets out to unravel the mystery that has haunted him for 30 years: Who was Puhi? And why was she so obsessed with this last remaining son? Using his relationship with Puhi as the framework to explore her life, he finds a woman of extraordinary fortitude who, at the age of 12, was chosen by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu. Rua gave her the name, Puhi ("special one"). At 14, she had her first baby while hiding in the bush, having escaped from the 1916 police raid on Rua's community at Maungapohatu, where she witnessed the arrest of Rua and Whatu and the killing of Toko, Rua's other son, said to be her lover. She would go on to have 13 more children. But by the time Ward made his initial film, there were few signs of what had become of them. In Rain of the Children, he finds out how the loss of her children affected the course of her life. The tragedies she lived through were so powerful that some, including her, believed she was cursed. After a tumultuous second marriage and the manslaughter of her third husband, Puhi was left with her dependant son, Niki. She dedicated herself to this man-child, trying to protect him at all costs, even from beyond the grave. Rain of the Children is Ward's search for truth in the story of a woman who sought redemption through love and who has remained a touchstone for him throughout his life
La légende des baleines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny
The whale rider by Witi Ihimaera( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor
Len Lye talks about art : seven thought-provoking illustrated talks by Len Lye, the great kinetic sculptor, painter and film-maker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A DVD version of 7 slide-tape lectures by Len Lye on a wide range of art topics. Includes an animated film and footage of some of his sculptures in action
The big picture : a history of New Zealand art by Hamish Keith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Big picture is a series of six documentaries surveying the history of art in New Zealand. In plain language, Hamish Keith presents a provocative view of New Zealand's cultural history, showing how our art reflects the way we have shaped our lives. From the earliest rock drawings to the present day, we see how the people who have made this land their home have created a vibrant and unique artistic heritage"--Container
Visible evidence : eight documentary photographers( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight documentary photographers (Tom Hutchins, Gil Hanly, Bruce Connew, Ans Westra, Fiona Clark, Kapil Arn, Marti Friedlander and John Millar) discuss their experiences, their careers and their art. They have functioned as visual historians documenting events and issues that have shaped our recent past
Dean Spanley by Peter O'Toole( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den aristokratiske Horatio Fisk har mistet sin yngste søn i Boer-krigen og lever alene med sorgen. Men da han sammen med den ældre søn Henslowe møder provst Dean Spanley og hans interesse for reinkarnation møder sønnen omsider sin far med forståelse
Newest city on the globe! : art deco Napier( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the town of Napier and how it was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1931
The footstep man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie itself, looks at the realisations and personal growth of the main character Sam as he works on the film. He and the director of the film, Vida have differing views as to how the film should proceed, with each being spurred on by the central character in the film, Mirielle. Vida and Sam are exploring personal tragedies through the film, and as the filming progresses, the hardships of Mirielle are reflected in the hardships of Sam
Pleasures and Dangers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiling six contemporary artists internationally successful in painting, photography, film making and sculpture"--Cover
Va tapuia = Sacred spaces( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Samoan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taro planter Lui’s grief for his dead wife is blighting his life and crops. A widow, Malia, is bound by anger to the grave of her abusive husband, as the rising sea slowly drowns it. When Lui and Malia meet by chance, he’s provided with a path from his hurt
Putting our town on the map( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Harcourt takes a trip round the country to see how towns are putting themselves on the map. Examples include the use of giant fish, fruit and vegetables, novel signs, murals, and unusual festivals. Suggested audience: secondary, general
Sophie's story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional story about a teenager who discovers her brother is addicted to the drug "P." Designed to promote discussion and awareness of drug abuse
 
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Alternative Names
Leon Narbey director of photography uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Leon Narbey neuseeländischer Kameramann

Leon Narbey New Zealand cinematographer

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