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Maria

Jeremiah Tauamiti | Aotearoa New Zealand/Western Samoa | 2016 | 14 MIN | Short Drama

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Canadian Premiere
Screening as part of Mother + Child

After a long illness, a Polynesian matriarch Nan Maria, falls into a prolonged silence leaving her unable or unwilling to speak. As her family falls into a tragic crisis, they become desperate for her guidance but their pleas for her to re-emerge are all but futile until Nan Maria gets some unexpected help.

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Jeremiah Tauamiti (Samoan) is a freelance award winning film and television director and actor in Aotearoa New Zealand with a focus on Pacific Islands stories. His work includes, The Legend of Kava and ‘Ahoeitu, , Ra’stat’ste, which screened at imagineNATIVE 2016.