An ex-convict turned social worker starts a successful Kaupapa Māori program for youth who are at risk of falling through the cracks. However, when he starts planning with Haeta Community Campus, many professionals try to warn him off, labelling the troubled kids at Christchchurch’s Eastside super-school ‘beyond help’. Tell me I can’t is a story of what can happen when one man brushes aside society’s expectations of himself, his young people, and the way social work is supposed to be done.
Thursday 24 September 2020
The Civic Theatre
Recommended for rangatahi aged 13 and up – screening contains strong language & mature themes