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Once Were Warriors

Amidst the mean streets of Auckland, Beth Heke lives with her husband Jake and their three children in a tenement house for native Māori. Jake’s battle with alcoholism frequently results in terrifyingly violent outbursts, but Beth’s unwavering devotion prevents her from seeing how much his rage is destroying their family until it is nearly too late.

Presented in Māori with English subtitles
This screening of Once Were Warriors is provided by Film Movement

Once Were Warriors
Directed by Lee Tamahori
1994, New Zealand, 102 minutes, R

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


Sasktel Theatre

September 13 at 7:00PM

This September, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of international films that highlight the stories and perspectives of filmmakers from around the world. These movies geographically and thematically travel through various cinematic lenses to examine overarching themes of morality, identity, survival, injustice, loneliness, and intersectionality.

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