'Please Mr Frodo, is this New Zealand? Or Australia?...No Sam, its Middle - earth?

Organ, Michael
June 2013
Metro;Winter2013, Issue 177, p56
Academic Journal
The author discusses the accusations of cultural racism and exploitation of the adaptation of J. R.. R. Tolkien's "Lords of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" directed by Peter Jackson. He cites the accusation of cultural racism by Maori in the appropriation of Tolkien's middle earth by Tourism New Zealand and by the Wingnut Productions and Weta Digital. He also mentions the misrepresentation of the depopulated and stripped Pakeha or Maori identity in the film.


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