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Educating tama

1 x 52 mins

This documentary tracks the students and staff of Hastings Boys High School over one year to get a glimpse of real life Māori education success stories.

Statistically Māori boys are three times more likely to leave school with no formal qualifications than non-Maori boys.

But can a school, that many would consider a throwback to more conservative times, really be embraced by young Māori men in 2013? Can they make a difference to these boys so they will not be a part of the disappointing statistics of tomorrow?

Educating Tama is the heartfelt, intimate and emotional journey of four boys as they navigate the waters of their own education.

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