We had the opportunity to sit down with Tainui Stephens, a Maori director and producer, in Wellington, New Zealand, and discuss what distinguishes the Maori from other indigenous cultures around the world.  So many indigenous people, such as the native American Indians, saw their land taken from them and their culture marginalized.  But in New Zealand, it’s different.  The Maori heritage is more integrated into the life of the country.  We wanted to know why.