MAUI’S HOOK

NR  |  1 hour 30 minutes • Archived

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About

A cinema feature film by Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph, director of Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka, MĀUI’S HOOK is a raw, compelling road trip of loss, forgiveness and redemption. On the anniversary of his father’s suicide, Tama (Niwa Whatuira), a young man fuelled by drugs, alcohol and violence, spirals into anger and despair. As Tama travels the destructive road of no return, he becomes intertwined with five courageous families, each broken by the suicide of a loved one, each in search of healing and forgiveness. Hostage to his own pain, he finds himself travelling with the families – a road trip that forces him to witness first-hand the aftermath of suicide. And to face his own mortality. When he encounters Hine-nui-te-pō, a mysterious young woman (Hera Foley), Tama must accept the harsh reality that death is final. There’s no coming back. What does this mean, not just for Tama, but for all those left behind?

Directed By

Paora Te Oti Takarangi Joseph

Written By

Lani-rain Feltham

Cast

Niwa Whatuira, Hera Foley, Nicola Kawana, Paora Joseph

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