White Lies - 2013
South Pacific Pictures - 95 min.
DVD UPC # 9322225199330
Cast: Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning, Te Waimarie Kessell, Kohuorangi Tawhara, Elizabeth Hawthorne.
Crew: Screenplay: Dana Rotberg, based upon the novella "Medicine Woman" by Witi Ihimaera; Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger; Editor: Paul Sutorius; Original Music: John Psathas; Production Designer: Tracey Collins; Art Department Coordinator: Kate Olive; Costume Designer: Kiri Rainey; Hair and Makeup Supervisor: Abby Collins; Producers: John Barnett, Chris Hampson; Director: Dana Rotberg.
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 of the 1920's 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 Rebecca’s position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B
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