Waru (2017)

  • Drama, NZ Title
  • 1h 26m

A sisterhood of eight Maori female directors bravely share their insights into the complexity of child abuse, in a sequence of eight short films that seamlessly become one.

At the centre of their stories is Waru, a boy killed at the hands of a caregiver. His tangi, set on a small rural marae, is the centrepiece of the film, but there is an underlying disturbance of heavy themes touching on culture, custom and shame.

Producer

Kerry Warkia

Producer

Kyle McNaughton

Director

Ainsley Gardiner

Director

Casey Kaa

Director

Renae Maihi

Director

Katie Wolfe

Writer

Casey Kaa

Writer

Katie Wolfe

Writer

Renae Maihi

Director of Photography

Drew Sturge

Production Designer

Riria Lee

Costumes

Lindah Lepou

Music

Lauren King

Languages

English, Maori

Country of Origin

New Zealand