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Waru (2017) (NR)

Cast: Tanea Heke, Roimata Fox, Ngapaki Moetara, Awhina-Rose Ashby

Runtime: 1 hr. 28 mins.

Genre: Drama

From nine female Maori filmmakers come eight connected stories, each taking place at the same moment in time during the tangi (funeral) of a small boy, Waru, who has died at the hands of a caregiver. The eight stories are all subtly linked and follow different female characters as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Maori, waru means 8.

Synopsis

From nine female Maori filmmakers come eight connected stories, each taking place at the same moment in time during the tangi (funeral) of a small boy, Waru, who has died at the hands of a caregiver. The eight stories are all subtly linked and follow different female characters as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Maori, waru means 8.