Waru Trailer (2018)

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Trailer for Waru.

A striking, emotional, omnibus production, Waru is a groundbreaking collaboration among eight directors, all Maori women. Each filmmaker contributed a 10-minute piece set in the same New Zealand town, with the stories taking place simultaneously. The unifying event is the funeral of a young boy, whose untimely death signifies something different to everyone it affects. From the daycare teacher who must explain a student’s absence to the rest of her class, to the television reporter expected to represent the public face of the Maori community, each chapter takes on a new character’s point of view. Outstanding performances plunge the viewer into individual lives and experiences.

Formally innovative to a larger purpose, Waru penetrates to the heart of the immediate situation and illuminates larger questions of responsibility, tradition, society and racism. The jigsaw pieces open a dialogue on the universal nature of the issues raised, with all vignettes visually unified by Drew Sturge’s sweeping, immersive cinematography.

Waru Trailer (2018)

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Duration
1 min 55 sec

Views
163

Posted On
January 15, 2018
Director
Chelsea Cohen

Writer
Ainsley Gardiner

Studio
Independent

Release
January 11, 2018
Cast
Miriama McDowell
Tanea Heke
Roimata Fox
Maria Walker
Acacia Hapi
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