Saturday, June 17, 2017 Start time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Rich Mix
(New Zealand 2013. Dir: Dana Rotberg. English and Māori. 96 mins.)
The UK premiere of WHITE LIES – based on a story by Witi Ihimaera – a film about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it.
Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her people – she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she isapproached by Maraea, the servant of the wealthy Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca’s position in European settler society. The three women become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.
"Black is a towering screen presence who honours not only Rotberg’s and Ihimaera’s creation but also the centuries-old dignity and customs of her people." (Screen-Space)
Followed by a Q&A with NZ film expert Dr. Ian Conrich
Tickets: £10.75, £8, £5