Purea

Directed by Kath Akuhata-Brown

Māori elder, Hamo, returns to her ancestral home and finds it empty. Offering karakia (prayers) she calls on the house to release the spirits of those who have passed on. In the river where the past and present collide, Hamo is overwhelmed by memories. She continues her journey to the top of her tribe’s sacred mountain. As dark meets the dawn, she releases her family into the warmth of the rising sun.

Directed by Directed by Kath Akuhata-Brown
Produced by Verity Mackintosh, Julian Arahanga, and Becs Arahanga
Writen by Kath Akuhata- Brown

About the filmmaker: Kath Akuhata-Brown is a New Zealand film-maker of Māori descent. Kath is a graduate of the Binger Film School in Amsterdam (2003). Kath is renowned for telling stories that are deeply authentic to her Māori cultural heritage.