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Waru

1h 26m Drama, NZ Title 2017

A sisterhood of eight 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.

Director

Ainsley Gardiner

Director

Casey Kaa

Director

Renae Maihi

Director

Katie Wolfe

Languages

English, Maori

Country

New Zealand

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