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The women of Waru: ‘We get shit done’

THE EIGHT DIRECTORS OF WARU, L-R: CHELSEA WINSTANLEY, KATIE WOLFE, BRIAR GRACE-SMITH, PAULA W. JONES, AINSLEY GARDINER, RENAE MAIHI, CASEY KAA, AWANUI SIMICH-PENE. IMAGE: BROWN APPLE SUGAR GRUNT PRODUCTIONS.

Filmmaker Kath Akuhata-Brown looks at the unique challenges of making Waru, a film directed by eight Māori women. Beneath the yelling and screaming of our recent general election, as child poverty was being turned into a political platform, a group of Māori filmmakers quietly went about the task

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