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Waru

Alhambra Cinema

10 February 2019 · 5:00pm

Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street Keswick Cumbria CA12 5AG · Get directions

Organised by: Keswick Film Club

Certificate: 15

An eight year old boy – Waru – has been killed by the person supposedly caring for him. The local Maori community is devastated by the loss.

The producers of ‘Waru’, Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton charged eight female directors with the remit to produce a ten minute vignette each, to be shot in real time in no more than one day; put together, each vignette is a chapter in the community’s reaction. The sum of the result is “a fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s contemporary Maori community, Waru brings a sense of dramatic, urgent realism to a story that plays out like a suspenseful mystery” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter.

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