icon-youtube icon-flickr icon-vimeo icon-twitter icon-facebook icon-instagram

Southern Exposure presents: ONCE WERE WARRIORS

Thu 11 April 2019

We regret that this screening has been cancelled.

Southern Exposure is an on-going New Zealand cinema series; our aim is to explore and promote the best films from NZ.

ONCE WERE WARRIORS opened the eyes of cinemagoers around the globe to an unexamined aspect of modern New Zealand life. Director Lee Tamahori's hard-hitting depiction of domestic and gang violence amongst an urban Māori whānau was adapted from the best-selling Alan Duff novel. The film provided career-defining roles for Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen as Jake the Muss and Beth Heke. It remains NZ's most watched local release in terms admissions.

Please note: contains scenes of domestic violence, rape, and suicide.

Dir: Lee Tamahori
1994 (New Zealand)