The Ground We Won

2015
91min
Feature
Synopsis: 

The Ground We Won is a cinéma-vérité study of manhood as observed through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club. 

With great bawdiness and backbone, an eclectic team of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of bitter losses. In the face of the hefty demands of farming and fatherhood, the Saturday game becomes the focus of the men’s passions and the ground on which their worth is proved. 

Made by the creators of the acclaimed documentary How Far is Heaven, this rich experience of mud-soaked camaraderie is not to be missed.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Documentary
New Zealand distributor: 
Deer Heart Films Ltd

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Produced by: 
Festival/Awards: 
2015: NZIFF Autumn Events, Melbourne International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Antenna Documentary Film Festival. 2016: Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, FIFO Film Festival (First Place Jury Award), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Sofia International Film Festival (Special Mention)