Waru 15

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This film was last shown on 22 November 2018

Eight female Māori directors worked together to produce a film that offers a fascinating insight into Māori culture. The film comprises 8 x 10 minute segments, presented as a continuous shot in real time, unfolding around the funeral of a small boy who died at the hands of his caregiver. Waru means 8 in Māori. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked, each following one of eight female Māori lead characters as they come to terms with Waru’s death and try to find a way forward in their community.

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Country
New Zealand
Year
2017
Duration
1 hour 26 minutes
Language
English/Maori

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