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This Way of Life (2009)

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A lionhearted father struggles valiantly to create a life of idyllic simplicity for his family.

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Peter Karena, his wife Colleen, their six children and many horses live almost wild in the stunning beauty of New Zealand's rugged Ruahine Mountains. Until, that is, Peter's escalating battle with his own father has profound consequences for the whole clan. Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival

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A tale of family and living each day
1 December 2010 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Integrity, honesty and commitment to yourself - that makes a powerful story line when you add in the typical bullshit we deal with in living as part of a society. The Karena family shows us that so much of what we strive for and worry about are nonsense. The entrapments of nice houses (that the bank owns) and fancy cars (that the bank owns) put our integrity at risk. Worse, we just put up with this lifestyle because it's what everyone else does. If there is one thing this movie has done for me is to create a discussion with my kids about what's important and what's not. The movie is real and puts it square in your face for you to decide what's important and maybe you couldn't endure the hardship - fair enough - Peter Karena is a true bad ass but he shows restraint and respect. Great lessons to be learned from this movie and one which I will watch often. Thanks!


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