A groundbreaking production from eight female Māori filmmakers, WARU is the story of a small New Zealand town coming to terms with a bitter tragedy - the death of a small boy, Waru, at the hands of his caregiver. Eight ten-minute segments, each shot in a single take, set at exactly the same time and with a female lead, focus on the impact of Waru’s death in different corners of the community.
The films combine to tell a bold and inspirational story of grief, guilt, addiction, bravery and redemption. Waru has the opportunity to form the basis of much discussion and debate, whether it is about the subject matter, the film industry in general, or the filmmaking craft employed in its making.
General admission screenings
- Fri 8th Mar