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Title White lies : Tuakiri Huna / South Pacific Pictures in association with New Zealand Film Commission and New Zealand On Air.

Published [Australia] Madman Entertainment [distributor], [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 DVD-video (95 min) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Notes First released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the novella: Medicine woman, by Witi Ihimaera.
Special features include: Interviews with producer, John Barnett ; writer, Witi Ihimaera, director, Dana Rotberg ; cast members Antonia Prebble, Whirimako Black and Rachel House ; theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Alun Bollinger ; screenplay, Dana Rotberg ; writer, Witi Ihimaera ; producers, John Barnett and Chris Hampson ; directed by Dana Rotberg.
Performers Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble.
Summary From the Producers of Whale Rider, White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. WHITE LIES is written and directed by Dana Rotberg and based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebeccas position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.
Audience Rated M.
System notes PAL ; region 4.
Language notes In English and Maori with English subtitles for Maori segments.
Notes Official selection New Zealand: Academy Awards 2014 best foreign language film ; Official selection Toronto International Film Festival 2013.
Other author Ihimaera, Witi Tame, 1944- Medicine woman.
Barnett, John, 1947-, producer.
Hampson, Chris, producer.
Rotberg, Dana, film director..
Prebble, Antonia, actor.
Black, Whirimako, actor.
House, Rachel, actor.
South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
New Zealand Film Commission
NZ On Air
Madman Entertainment Australia (Firm)
Subject Feature films.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Drama.
New Zealand -- Drama.
Motion picture adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Variant Title Tuakiri Huna
Standard Number 9322225199330
Publisher Number MMA8996 Madman