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March 5, 2016 8:00 PM
The Dead Lands – Aotearoa New Zealand, Dramatic Feature, 2014, 107 minutes
Young Hongi (James Rolleston), the son of a great Maori chief, is being trained as a strategist and peace leader. But a rival tribe harbors treacherous intentions. Hongi is accused of violating a tribal tabu, and his warnings are not heeded. Eventually he is thrust into defending his people, venturing into the dangerous and mythical Dead Lands where the fearsome Warrior (Lawrence Makoare) dwells and where he is given guidance by the spirit of his grandmother (Rena Owen) to face the enemy.
Director: Toa Fraser (Fijian and British)
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