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The Hidden Half

Director: Tahmineh Milani

A woman reveals to her husband her hidden past as a counter- revolutionary during the 1979 revolution. Filmmaker Miliani was jailed for several weeks after the controversial film began screening.

O Tamaiti (The Children)

Director: Sima Urale

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

Heavenly Creatures

Director: Peter Jackson

Based on a true story from the 1950s of an intense friendship between two teenaged girls that leads to the murder of one of their mothers.

Ruby and Rata

Director: Gaylene Preston

A comedy about an elderly Pakeha woman and the Maori single mother who moves in next door.

Perfect Strangers

Director: Gaylene Preston

A desert island thriller/romance with big name stars is director Gaylene Preston’s most widely released film to date.

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