Whina

Whina - 2022

Ingenious Media/GFC Films - 112 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9322225247895(AU/NZ)

Principal Cast: Rena Owen, James Rolleston, Vinnie Bennett, Erroll Shand, Miriama McDowell, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Matu Ngaropo, Richard Te Are, Wayne Hapi.
Screenplay: James Lucas, James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones; Cinematography: Leon Narbey; Editors: John Gilbert, Chris Plummer; Production Manager: Lesley Hansen; Music: Dana Lund; Sound Designer: Ben Sinclair; Make-up Design: Deirdre Cowley; Costume Design: Kristin Seth; Production Design: Shayne Radford; Producers: Matthew Metcalfe, Tainui Stephens, Liz Adams; Director: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones.

A biopic of the trailblazing Maori leader, Dame Whia Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion the rights of Maori, and fight for the land - all the while staying true to her heart and her beliefs. In 1975, Whina, frail but still mentally sharp, is roused to unite Maori to fight not only for their land, but for their very existence. Beginning at Te Roopu O'Te Matakite, she leads a sacred hikoi over six hundred kilometres, from the top of New Zealand to Parliament House in Wellington.

Censor Rating: TBC - Review Rating: B

Whina Trailer
Official MP4 Trailer




AVAILABILITY OF VHS OR DVD COPIES

A PAL Region 4 DVD will become available from New Zealand sources, starting 08 December 2022, selling for about $30. It will be available from Australian sources starting 18 January 2023. It's format is 2.37:1 with DD 5.1 spoken English, with Maori, soundtrack. It has optional English subtitles. Extras will be confirmed in December.

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REVIEWS

Richard Martin Review

Graeme Tuckett Review

Kate Rodger Review

Amber Wilkinson Review

Reviews at Letterboxd.com

Samuel Hames Review

Dominic Corry Review

Tim Grierson Review

Audio Review at RNZ

Eli Dolliver Review

User Reviews at IMDB



TRAILERS - MISC

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NZ On Screen Videos & Comments

Whina - Behind the Scenes

Whina Cooper biography, written by Michael King.

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AWARDS

2022 - APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award | Tohu Pumanawa: Dana Lund and Horomona Horo





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