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    Hunar Movie Night - 'Waru' + interview with producers

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    Join us for this fundraiser screening of 'Waru'. 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. The screening will be followed by an interview with the two producers. 

    About the film:

    Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten-minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real-time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8.

    The film screening will be followed byΒ an interview with producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton.


    6.00pm - Arrival (grab your free drink, courtesy of Hawkes Brewing Co.)
    6.20pm - screening begins
    7.50pm - screening ends, 10-minute break
    8.00pm - Q&A with audience questions
    8.30pm - evening concludes

    HunarΒ SymposiaΒ are a volunteer-led and run collaboration of artists and academics. Sales from tickets will helpΒ HunarΒ continue the important work of amplifying marginalized voices through the arts.Β 

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