‘The Haka’ nominated for U.S. award

John Eales Reveals: The Haka is a finalist for a New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films award.

The documentary, screened on Discovery Network in 2017, was selected as a finalist in the Sports & Recreation category.

It follows Eales, a former Wallaby captain, on his road to redemption two decades after he led the national team in snubbing the All Blacks Haka, the greatest pre-match ritual in world sport.

The awards receive entries from over 40 countries. Winners will be announced at the gala awards night on April 10 in Las Vegas.

Mint won a New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films award in 2016 for Pitch Battle, a documentary following the Palestinian football team on its maiden visit to Australia.

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