Maui's Hook

Paora Te Oti Takarangi Joseph | Documentary Feature
Māori| New Zealand | 2018 | 92 min
Canadian Premiere

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 10:00am
Maui's Hook
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

The Māori population has the highest suicide rate in New Zealand. Maui's Hook gives insight into the life and spiritual journey of a young Māori man through dramatic portion.


Paora Joeseph is a Māori filmmaker from Kaiwhaiki Pa, and a former theatre actor turned director. With a degree in psychology, Joseph uses that knowledge to try and push his films forward.