Prince Tui Teka. The Bridge Across the Ocean
“Prince Tui Teka. The Bridge Across the Ocean” explores my preconceptions on music as they relate to the process of acculturation by engaging in the production of a documentary on legendary Māori performer Prince Tui Teka. I wanted to identify personal and societal connections between my home country and my new home here in Aotearoa, using this documentary as a way of bridging the gap and testing the idea of my adaptation and the universal threads (in this case music) that are crucial factors. A heuristic technique as the primary method of reflecting self-discovery will be tested in this study through the process of creating a documentary film.