Haruru Mai and Strange Resting Places

In Haruru Mai, a Māori Battalion veteran returns to his small Northland hometown after forty years. His arrival revives anxieties over land and family, and Māori participation in the war. Haruri Mai is a moving tale of community, love and loss, and ultimately redemption.

Strange Resting Places is an hilarious and often poignant exploration of the collision of Māori and Italian culture during World War II. Big band music, traditional waiata and bomber planes are woven together in this beautiful tale of unlikely friendship and impossible love.