Ever the Land

  • Screening Dates: 22nd October, 8pm  //  29th October, 6pm
  • Directed by: Sarah Grohnert
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English

Framed against ongoing negotiations with the Government, which culminated in the Crown’s historic apology and recent settlement, “Ever the Land” extols the resolute spirit of a people wounded by shameful acts of injustice, but persistent in preserving the integrity of land, culture and community. Grohnert had extensive access to hui, meetings, and the building site over 2 years, to observe the planning and construction of NZ’s ¬†first “living Building”, Te Wharehou o Tuhoe. This is a keenly observational sketch of NZ’s most fiercely independent tribe, the Tuhoe.