Oscar nominated Welsh language film to be shown on Māori TV
An Oscar-nominated Welsh language film is going to be shown on Māori TV.
Hedd Wyn will be shown on the Maori-language channel at 8:45pm tomorrow – that’s 9.45am in Wales.
Released in 1992, Hedd Wyn won the Royal Television Society’s Award for Best Single Drama and BAFTA Cymru Awards in several categories; and was the first Welsh language film nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The film written by Alan Llwyd and directed by Paul Turner is based on the life of Hedd Wyn, or Ellis Humphrey Evans – played by Huw Garmon – who was killed in the First World War before winning the infamous ‘black chair’ at the 1917 Eisteddfod.
“It’s great news that award winning S4C film Hedd Wyn will be shown on Maori TV in New Zealand tomorrow evening,” S4C Chief Executive Owen Evans said.
Māori Television is a New Zealand television station that since 2004 has broadcast programmes that make a significant contribution to the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.
A second channel, Te Reo, was launched on 28 March 2008. Unlike the main channel, it is completely in the Māori language.