WHINA

WHINA

2DCS12
Director:James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones
Cast:Rena Owen, Miriama McDowell, James Rolleston, Kali Kopae
Premiere:11. November 2022
Length:115 minutes
Genre:Drama, Biographical

Director: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones  •  Cast: Rena Owen, Miriama McDowell, James Rolleston, Kali Kopae

A biopic about the life of an iconic figure of New Zealand and Maori society, Dame Whina Cooper. Dame Whina was a beloved but also reviled Maori leader who fought tirelessly throughout her life for her country and for Maori rights. A woman who was shaped by traditions as well as progress, who lived through several significant moments during her near 100 life. She is portrayed in the film by three well-known actresses of Maori descent.

+ bonus – short movie object of Life

A short animated film that deals with one of the most urgent problems of our time: the question of materialism, possessions and objects. Why do we long for these objects? And are we looking for the meaning of life in the right place?

Length: 115 min

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 11. November 2022

Country of origin:

  • New Zealand

Director: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones  •  Cast: Rena Owen, Miriama McDowell, James Rolleston, Kali Kopae

A biopic about the life of an iconic figure of New Zealand and Maori society, Dame Whina Cooper. Dame Whina was a beloved but also reviled Maori leader who fought tirelessly throughout her life for her country and for Maori rights. A woman who was shaped by traditions as well as progress, who lived through several significant moments during her near 100 life. She is portrayed in the film by three well-known actresses of Maori descent.

+ bonus – short movie object of Life

A short animated film that deals with one of the most urgent problems of our time: the question of materialism, possessions and objects. Why do we long for these objects? And are we looking for the meaning of life in the right place?

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 11. November 2022

Country of origin:

  • New Zealand