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MT ZION stars Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, David Wikaira-Paul, Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson and Troy Kingi, and was directed by Tearepa Kahi.
MT ZION is a family-oriented story in which Walker’s character Turei and his family are hard-working potato farm contractors in rural Pukekohe. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band, Small Axe, being the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour. But it’s a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family – particularly his father (Temuera Morrison), a true man of the land.
MT ZION is written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, who drew inspiration for the story from his own family background. The film features original music in a uniquely Maori take on Marley’s reggae. Walker’s recently released single ‘Take It Easy’ plays over the film’s end credits, and also features on the Mt Zion soundtrack album, to be released February 1st by Sony Music New Zealand.
1. Take It Easy - Stan Walker
2. Mt Zion - Small Axe
3. Heat Wave - Small Axe
4. Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC
5. (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back - Peter Tosh
6. Now That We Found Love - Third World
7. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
8. Funky Kingston - Toots & The Maytals
9. Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
10. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
11. Hoki Mai - Prince Tui Teka
12. Soul Deep - Small Axe
13. Lion Trail - Small Axe (featuring Troy Kingi)
14. Maunga Hiona - Small Axe (featuring Che-Fu)
15. Azania (Soon Come) - Herbs
16. I Need Your Love - Golden Harvest
17. Slippin' Away - Max Merritt & The Meteors
18. Army - Small Axe
19. Basket - Small Axe
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