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Narbey, Leon 1947-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 2,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Vampire films  Horror films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Leon Narbey
Whale rider by Niki Caro ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,357 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 possess a natural leadership ability
Richard St. Barbe Baker man of the trees ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 38 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
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
The man in the hat ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dean Spanley by Toa Fraser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A story about an Edwardian patriarch Horatio Fisk, a cold, obnoxious man who doesn't seem to grieve for his son, who was killed in the Boer war. This has driven a wedge between him and his son Henslowe Fisk when Henslowe makes his dutiful weekly visits to his father. Horatio seems to have little time or affection for his son. A visit by both to a seance with an eccentric Indian proves to be the beginning of a journey that opens the old man's heart
Putting our town on the map ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Perfect creature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three centuries ago, human genetic experimentation gave rise to an advanced species known as the Brotherhood. These superior beings lived in harmony with mankind, protecting them from disease while relying on them for sustenance. But now the fragile balance between man and vampire is threatened when Brother Silus learns that one of his own kind has unleashed a deadly virus that is killing off humans - and wiping out any chance for a peaceful coexistence
Va tapuia = Sacred spaces ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Samoan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Whale rider (2002) by Niki Caro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Early days yet a profile of the poet Allen Curnow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A documentary about the life and work of the poet Allen Curnow
No. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor
Kiwiana kiwi as! ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (13)
German (3)
Samoan (1)