What is the symbolism/significance of the film title?
NZ Voice in the film:
Maori legends and names – Tane Mahuta, Maui, harakeke, taniwha
Rising intonation at the end of sentences
Colloquial language – bro, gee, aye, boy, sweet as, mean…
Use of Maori language in everyday situations ( as a first language)
The Importance of Culture and Identity – language, music, myths and legends
Symbolism – the metaphor of the chess pieces on the chess board compared with the Maori people and their land, Aotearoa. ‘Chess as the game of life’.