Tell Me I Can’t

Tell Me I Can’t

  • 2018 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 19 m 08 s

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.

Screening Information
Ngā Mātauranga Shorts

12:45 PM
Thursday 24 September 2020

The Civic Theatre

Recommended for rangatahi aged 13 and up – screening contains strong language & mature themes

  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Ngai Tūhoe Iwi
  • Country New Zealand
  • Director Struan Purdie
  • Producer Jaye Pukepuke
  • Indigenous Key Creative Jaye Pukepuke
  • Indigenous Key Creative Bio Jaye Pukepuke started Bros for Change in 2016 with the aim of using Te Ao M?ori to help rangatahi who were at risk of falling through the cracks. With the help of Earlybird Media's Struan Purdie, Jaye has produced a number of films showcasing the mahi of Bros for Change and similar organizations.
  • Premiere New Zealand Premiere