Film Club | Waru

  • 12th Feb
  • 20:00
  • €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 12th February

DIR: Ainsley Gardiner
New Zealand | 2017 | Cert 15

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Eight female Māori directors worked together to produce this portmanteau film which offers a fascinating insight into Māori culture. The film is comprised of 8 x 10 minute segments, presented as one continuous shot in real time and unfolding around the funeral of a small boy who died at the hands of his caregiver. Waru means 8 in Māori. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked, each following one of eight female Māori lead characters as they come to terms with Waru’s death and try to find a way forward in their community.

“A remarkable achievement - authentic, impassioned, unexpected” - The Observer