White Lies + Maumahara

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White Lies + Maumahara


Sunday Aug 03 04:00 PM
Wednesday Aug 06 07:30 PM
Monday Aug 18 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

White Lies
Directed by
Dana Rotberg. Aotearoa. 2013. 96 mins.

Based on Witi Ihimaera's novella Medicine Woman, White Lies is about the nature of identity—and looks at those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people, and believes in life. But new laws prohibit unlicensed healers from practicing. On a rare trip to the city, Paraiti is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance to hide a secret that 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.

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Maumahara Remember Who You Are, Remember Where You Come From
Directed by
Tamati Ihaka. Aotearoa. 2013. 15 mins

Marama lives the life most dream about, but she is haunted by dreams of another time. Shot in Rotorua, New Zealand, Maumahara (Remembrance) is a tale about identity, dreams and the past.

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