Mahana

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1960s, East Coast of New Zealand. Two Maori sheep-shearing families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, are longstanding enemies and commercial rivals. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana, the youngest son of the youngest son is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana.  As Simeon unravels the truth behind the longstanding family vendetta he risks not just his own future prospects but the cohesion of the entire tight-knit society. 

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  • Status: 
    Completed
  • Format: 
    Feature
  • Genre: 
    Drama
  • Duration: 
    103 min
  • Sales Agent: 
    Wild Bunch

About

From the author of Whale Rider, the screenwriter of Master and Commander and the producer and director of Once Were Warriors comes a profound and enduring tale of rural family life.

Duration: 
103min
Production Year: 
2016
Production Company: 
Jump Film and Television
Festival/Awards: 
2016: Berlinale, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, WINDA Indigenous Film Festival
Sales Agent: 
Wild Bunch

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