PUMANAWA: THE GIFT

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Directed by: Poata Eruera 2014 | 13 min.

Section: Pacific Showcase Shorts

Premiere: United States Premiere

Countries: New Zealand

Languages: English, Maori

Genres: Drama, Magical Realism, Women


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Pacific Islanders in Communications

Learning that her daughter is serious about a Christian boyfriend, a mother fears it will threaten a spiritual gift both women have inherited. She takes her daughter back to her own tragic past to show how loneliness, hope and faith can turn love into turmoil. The daughter must consider the meaning of love and the value of her precious gift.

Screenings

Friday, November 07 8:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Plays with:  PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS KA HO'INA
HIHI'O
A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE
MA
Sunday, November 09 12:00 PM Koko Marina A Date Passed
Plays with:  PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS KA HO'INA
HIHI'O
A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE
MA

Cast & Crew

Director Poata Eruera
Producer Poata Eruera, Tui Ruwhiu
Cast Rawiri Pene, Ngahuia Piripi
Cinematographer Dave Garbett, Andrew McGeorge
Writer Wayne Te Tai, Marie Thompson
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