Waru (2017)

  • Drama, NZ Title
  • 1h 26m

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.


Ainsley Gardiner


Casey Kaa


Renae Maihi


Katie Wolfe


English, Maori

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