New Zealand stars as itself, not Middle Earth or Narnia, in this magical drama about family ties and the role of women in Maori culture. An 11-year-old girl claims the chiefdom of her tribe, but has to prove her worth to her sternly-traditional grandfather.
Director: Niki Caro
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton
Original Release: 2002, New Zealand/Germany
Showing: Monday, 5 June, 2006 at 7:30pm
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 101 mins.

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