WorldCat Identities

Wallace, Anzac

Works: 7 works in 34 publications in 5 languages and 278 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anzac Wallace
Utu by Geoff Murphy( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a Maori warrior employed as a guide by a British regiment in New Zealand, during the British Colonial campaigns of the mid-1800s, who rebels and seeks revenge ("utu," in Maori) against his employers for slaughtering his people
Mauri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merata Mita, the second Maori (the first was Barry Barclay - see Ngati) and the first Maori woman to direct a feature film, sees Mauri as being a parable 'about the schizophrenic existence of many Maori in pakeha society -- a probing enquiry into concepts of culture using birth, marriage and death'. The themes of birthright and identity are woven into personal and community relationship throughout the film, ambiguously in the figure of Rewi and most fully through the old aunt Kara, who represents female power imparting a sense of the life force (Mauri). Perhaps the aspect of the film which pakeha (white) audiences have found challenging is Mita's intention of replacing the familiar cause and effect of film narrative with what she describes as 'layering' of the story which is based on a certain oral tradition. In place of the thrust of a 'what happens next' plotline the viewer is invited to peel away layers of meaning to reveal the depth of interrelationships
The silent one by Joy Cowley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Silent One tells the story of Jonasi, a uniquely gifted young Polynesian man sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle"--Container
The silent one feature film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utu revenge( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La légende du lagon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Te Moemoea( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Maori and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raniera and Pare dream of placing a winning bet on the horse races. One night Pare dreams of winning with a horse named "Sunset Rose."
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.00 for La légend ... to 0.33 for Utu ...)

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Alternative Names
Wallace, Zac 1943-

English (27)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Maori (1)