Nov 17, 1-3pm, Cinema
Dir. Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene
New Zealand, 88mins
Presented in partnership with Femspectives and sponsored by the University of Glasgow’s School of Culture and Creative Arts ‘Inclusive/Exclusive’ series
A powerful drama co-directed by eight Māori women directors – Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene – Waru is an exploration of abuse, shame and healing. The film comprises eight unedited sequences each offering a different woman’s perspective on the death of a young boy, Waru, who is has been killed by his caregiver. Set around the tangi (a Māori funeral), it is a bold film that challenges the audience through its compelling and original storytelling.
The film will be introduced by Kathi Kamleitner and Lauren Clarke of Femspectives
Language and accessibility
English and Māori with English subtitles.
A hearing loop is available.
The film relies to some extent on visual material to convey ideas but contains a lot of explanatory dialogue.