Waru

2017
86min
Feature
Synopsis: 

WARU is a feature film made up of eight 10 minute short films, each written and directed by Māori women film makers.

Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama
New Zealand distributor: 
Vendetta Films Ltd
Festival/Awards: 
2017: NZIFF, Toronto International Film Festival, ImagineNATIVE, WINDA, Hawaii International Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival 2018: Available Light Film Festival, Skábmagovat Film Festival Finland, Cinema Politica, Montreal, Te Kuki Airani Film Festival, Cook Islands. San Diego Asian Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding International Narrative Feature), Maoriland Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival , Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase, Santa Fe, Edinburgh Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival , Wairoa Maori Film Festival (Mana Wairoa Grand Prize for Advancement of Indigenous Rights), Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Canada, Down Under Film Festival - Germany
Technical information: 
DCP, DCI Scope 2.39:1