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WHITE LIES

Jews of Egypt

Based on a novel by Whale Rider writer Witi Ihimaera, White Lies - New Zealand's entry in the 2014 Oscar competition for best foreign-language film - is an intense drama that explores with great humanity and sensitivity such difficult topics as race relations, skin bleaching and abortion. Paraiti is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws in force are prohibiting unlicensed healers, making the practice of much Maori medicine illegal. She gets approached by Maraea, the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca’s position in European settler society. This compelling story tackles moral dilemmas, exploring the nature of identity, societal attitudes to the roles of women and the tension between Western and traditional Maori medicine.

Directed by Dana Rotberg, 2013, New Zealand, 96mins, Drama, English and Maori with English subt.

* Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2013

WHITE LIES TRAILER

DVD sale: $395

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

FRI, MARCH 4, 2016
www.nyadiff.org

MARCH 4 to 10
www.jeancocteaucinema.com

MARCH 5 to 11
www.MISTHARLEM.com

MON, MARCH 7
www.eastbayjewishfilm.org

WED, MARCH 9
www.cinemaartscentre.org

MON, MARCH 14
www.studioccinema.com

PAST SCREENINGS

SUN, JULY 26
BEST OF ADIFF FILM SERIES
TEACHERS COLLEGE, CU
525 W 120TH ST. NY NY 10027
WWW.NYADIFF.ORG

THU, JULY 30

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
1901 E 51ST ST,
AUSTIN, TX 78723
WWW.AUSTINFILM.ORG

AUGUST 21 TO 24
THE GUILD CINEMA
3405 CENTRAL AVE. NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106
WWW.GUILDCINEMA.COM

OCTOBER 15 TO 18
WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART
600 MAIN ST.
HARTFORD, CT 06103
WWW.WADSWORTHATHENEUM.ORG

Writer & Director of White Lies | Tuakiri Huna spoke to Larry Rohter of The New York Times ‘Carpetbagger’ Awards blog.

Click here to read the interview.


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