Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whanau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women’s promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
$7.50, Book Tickets
Duration 98 mins
Indigenous Nation Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Wai, Te Āti Awa, and Te Whānau a Apanui
Director Ainsley Gardiner / Briar Grace Smith