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Waru

Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Renae Maihi, Chelsea Cohen, Paula Jones & Awanui Simich-Pene / New Zealand / 2017 / 88 mins / English, Māori with English subtitles / Drama

“I was moved to tears… Waru is a triumph of writing, storytelling, performance and direction.”
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A sisterhood of eight Maori female directors bravely share their insights into child abuse. At the centre of their stories is Waru, a boy killed at the hands of a caregiver. It shows how his death and trauma impacts the community, culminating in the preparations for his tangi (funeral). The stories follow different women as they are confronted by guilt, shame, pride and defeat. This is the first feature-length production written and directed by Māori women in thirty years. A beautifully told, profoundly heart-wrenching film.

Join us at Cinema Nova for this exclusive screening of Waru.

This film is classified M – Mature Audiences

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Cinema Nova
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New Zealand International Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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