Matariki

  • Screening Date: 10th July 2014, 6pm
  • Starring: Jason Wu, Susanna Tang, Sara Wiseman, IaHeto Hi, Jarod Rawiri, Alix Bushnell, Edwin Wright, Michael Whalley, Mark Ruka.
  • Directed by: Michael Bennett
  • Running time: 92 minutes
  • Rating: Drama
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

It’s the Maori New Year, Matariki . . .  a time for new beginnings . . . when the lives of 8  people are affected by one random act of violence.

Aleki, a master car-thief, crosses paths with rebellious teenage girl, Spit. Rugby league star Tami, saves the life of desperate Gunge, an act of heroism that brings tragedy to his own family. Rick, Tama’s brother, learns to stand up for himself, and Megan, Tama’s wife, comes to accept the love that surrounds her. Lisa, pregnant and wishing on angels, finds a real angel in Tyrone, a big-hearted man who sells Matariki icons in the weekend markets.