In this intimate drama, Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes.
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The film was made and first released in about five years after its source novel 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain' by Witi Ihimaera was first published in 1995. See more
Now, you listen to me. Leaving is easy. Making it work, sticking around for the long haul - that's the hard work. Leaving is for cowards.
He Puru Taitama
Written by Kingi Tahiwi See more
17 October 2010 (USA)
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