For women and land men are lost
Set in the misty mountains of Lake Waikaremoana another generation is poised to inherit the land. With a heavy heart the old matriarch Nanny Oriwa sends for her grandson pinning all her hopes for the land and family on him.
Without hesitation Michael returns home only to discover that who-ever inherits the land, is responsible for holding the family together, not just for now but for their lifetime.
While Nan’s youngest son Joe accepts Michael’s role, others in the family are not so happy and all are summoned to the last gathering the family will ever have with Nanny Oriwa. With the Tūhoe tribe finally settling their historical grievances with the Crown, everyone must make sacrifices.