Whakatiki

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A day at the river unexpectedly awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

 

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  • Status: 
    Completed
  • Format: 
    Short
  • Genre: 
    Drama
  • Duration: 
    13 min

About

Kiri, an overweight Maori woman, takes a trip to the Whakatiki River where she spent many summers as a girl. With her goes her husband Dan, his friend Seb and beautiful newcomer, Josie. The place awakens powerful memories for Kiri, and as tensions mount she draws on her spiritual connection to the river to rise up and reconnect with her true self.

Technical Info: 
Colour, 16mm, 5.1 Surround, 16:0
Duration: 
13min
Production Year: 
2012
Production Company: 
Floodlight Film Productions Ltd
Festival/Awards: 
2012 - 'Best Short Film' Montreal First Peoples, 'Best Actress' Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Vladivostok Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, NZIFF, ImagineNATIVE 2013- FIFO Pacific International Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Hof Internationalm Show Me Shorts

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