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TUIA NGĀ HERE

Directed by Heriata Rurehe, Kura Turuwhenua

Cast: Christine Nepata-Kidwell, Inia Manawatāwhi Rangiāo, Michael Paku, Te Atahaia Durie

16-year-old Hiwa returns to her rural home from boarding school to discover her grandfather is terminally ill and unable to continue his life work of land conservation. Her younger brother Pōtiki inherits their grandfather’s affinity for the environment, while Hiwa struggles with the shifting dynamic in her family.
When Pōtiki goes missing while in search of a cure for their grandfather, they both realise their role as the next generation of guardians for the land and their family.

Credits
Writer: Bai Buliruarua, Rhoen Hemara, Tirakahurangi Takuira-Leaf
Producer: Oriwa Hakaraia, Jessica-Lee Berghan, Madeleine Hakaraia de Young, Te Tomairangi o Matariki Black
Director of Photography: Ryan Alexander Lloyd
Editor: Oriwa Hakaraia

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PACIFIC CINEWAVES: THE STORIES WE TELL

We are grateful to present another edition of Pacific Cinewaves Shorts; celebrating stories that connect generations and lands.