Film still from <em>Waru</em>. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Film still from Waru. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Waru

  • Sun 4 Feb 2018
  • 4—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $15
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: M

A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi of a small boy who dies at the hands of his caregiver.

A sisterhood of Māori 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.

NZ, 2017, Colour, 88 min., Rated M, Dir. Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, et al.

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Film still from <em>Waru</em>. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Film still from Waru. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Poster for <em>Waru</em>. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Poster for Waru. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Film still from <em>Waru</em>. Image courtesy of Audience Films

Film still from Waru. Image courtesy of Audience Films

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