2017 Film Season

2017 Film Season
Waru

19 & 31 Oct - 7:30pm
24 Oct - 12:30pm

86 mins

M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb.

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2017 Film Season

Waru

M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb.

A sisterhood of 8 Maori female directors bravely share their insights into the complexity of child abuse, in a sequence of eight short films that seamlessly become one.

At the centre of their stories is Waru, a boy killed at the hands of a caregiver. His tangi, set on a small rural marae, is the centrepiece of the film, but there is an underlying disturbance of heavy themes touching on culture, custom and shame.