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For a young Māori girl it’s the first day at school, first day without the security of her parents. Raised with Māori culture as her basis she is about to enter a foreign environment with little or understanding of their culture nor they of hers.
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Copyright © 2006 New Zealand Film Commission

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Previous screenings

13 Jul – 29 Nov | New Zealand
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Toronto, Canada
8 Nov – 11 Nov | Rotorua, New Zealand
Berlinale: Berlin International Film Festival
8 Feb – 18 Feb | Berlin, Germany

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G (New Zealand)

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 14 May 2009