Sequel to Cousins Across the Sea — The Peoples of The Pacific
New Zealand — Skeletons in the Cupboard, Episode One – The Redheads (directed by Peter Marsh) digs deeply into the officially-denied history of the pre-Maori tribes, including the earliest inhabitants of New Zealand. According to Maori oral tradition, when the first Polynesian canoes arrived in New Zealand, the area was already inhabited by Aryans who had migrated to the islands of the Pacific from India and Peru. However, mainstream historians have traditionally dismissed these theories as speculative and lacking evidence. Through interviews with archaeologists, carbon dating, DNA analysis and examination of historical records, the filmmakers present compelling information to support the stories about the powerful but peace-loving red or golden haired, green-eyed earliest inhabitants of New Zealand.
Released in 2015
Running time: 60 minutes
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