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WARU (2017)

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WARU (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 86

Release dates 09/11/2018

Ratings Info strong language, sex, child abuse theme

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Renae Maihi,Paula Jones,Katie Wolfe,Chelsea Cohen,Casey Kaa,Briar Grace-Smith,Awanui Simich-Pene,Ainsley Gardiner

Cast includes Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen, Roimata Fox, Acacia Hapi, Wayne Hapi

Summary WARU is a New Zealand drama following the interconnected stories of eight women, whose lives have all been affected by the death of a child in their local community.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 30/10/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WARU is a New Zealand drama following the interconnected stories of eight women, whose lives have all been affected by the death of a child in their local community.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as uses of 'bitch', 'pussy', 'piss', 'shit', 'bloody', 'Jesus', 'Christ'.

Sex

A man and woman have sex; the scene lacks nudity, but focuses on strong detail such as moaning.

Theme

The theme of child abuse is explored in each short film. One film shows a drunk mother neglect her baby. Another shows a woman push her daughter against a wall. There is also a reference to child sex abuse when a teenage girl appears frightened of her uncle, who puts his arm tightly around her shoulder and tells her "'I'll find you later".

The Māori community suffer racism when a TV show claims that the violence towards a child is due to their warrior blood. This discriminatory behaviour is not endorsed by the film.

Details

Title
WARU
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Day For Night
Classified date(s)
19/09/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF367412

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