New Zealand: Stroppy Sheilas & Mana Wahines

New Zealand: Stroppy Sheilas & Mana Wahines

Director: Holly Morris

The Divas crew roadtrips through this quirky, independent island nation run by the ladies. 60 minutes includes 2 episodes.

Once Were Warriors

Director: Lee Tamahori

Based on a novel by Alan Duff. Alcoholism and domestic violence torment a family struggling to survive in an urban area south of Auckland.

Velvet Dreams

Director: Sima Urale

A documentary about the sensual velvet renderings of Polynesian women told through the eyes of a man who becomes obsessed with a woman featured in a painting.

O Tamaiti (The Children)

Director: Sima Urale

The story of a Samoan boy charged with caring for his younger brothers and sisters.

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