MĀORILAND PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
He Karu, He Taringa
About the Film
A story about how a takiwātanga (autistic) child sees and hears the world.
To six-year-old Ben, the world is full of loud noises and frightening images. As Ben struggles with everyday life, his mother searches desperately to find a way to help her son.
Māoriland Productions proudly presents ‘He Karu, He Taringa’ – a takiwātanga (autism) story inspired by the real life journey of writer/director Tahuaroa Ohia.
‘He Karu, He Taringa’ aims to raise awareness about the struggles that autistic tamariki (children) and their whānau (family) face.
Written & directed by Tahuaroa Ohia
Produced by Jessica-Lee Berghan, Jason-Bob Egdell-Ropata, Libby Hakaraia
How to watch
To request a screening, please fill out the form HERE and we will get in touch with you.
Once confirmed, you will receive a private link to stream He Karu, He Taringa.
You will need a steady internet connection to view the film.
Whānau, Household & School Groups
Māoriland Productions is making He Karu, He Taringa available to whānau, individuals, and schools for FREE.
Business & Commercial Bookings
Business, cinema or private commercial entities will be able to access the film for a fee of $150.
Inia Manawatāwhi Rangiāio
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Muriwhenua, Lakota Oyate
10-year-old Inia is no stranger to the camera, having starred in the 2019 short film ‘Bub’ – which has screened at film festivals worldwide, and most recently, Ngā Pakiaka short film ‘Tuia Ngā Here’.
Inia comes from a family of artists and has been supported from a young age to use the Arts as a form of expression.
Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi
Tuakoi is a talented actor and musician who has work on television shows such as Ahikāroa and Shortland Street.
She is a member of Auckland-based theatre company Te Pou Theatre.
Dr Tai Aroha
Jason-Bob Egdell Ropata
About Māoriland Productions
WE AIM FOR INDIGENOUS CREATIVE EXCELLENCE IN SCREEN STORYTELLING TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF MĀORI AND INDIGENOUS STORYTELLERS
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