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Scheduled Screening Thursday 2 September #1 - Fifty Percent + Wind Song and Rain

  • 19min
  • New Zealand
  • 2021

Fifty Percent

Lillian Hanly (Director) and Sara Shirazi (Producer).

With a 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease, is it better to know your future or live in the moment?

Lillian Hanly has a 50 / 50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease. With a number of her family testing positive for the gene, and her mother already affected by it, she must come to a decision. Get tested now or continue to live on in the unknown.

Wind Song and Rain

Matariki Bennett (Director) and Rachel Fawcett (Producer).

Hone Tuwhare, NZ’s most famous Māori poet, leaves a legacy to the granddaughter he left behind. To reconnect, she writes a love letter to the world.

A national treasure whose poetry spanned over 40 years, the world knew Hone Tuwhare. His mokopuna Manaia never did. Now 18 years old, Manaia feels her koro calling her, triggering an emotional journey of connection in te reo Māori to prove there’s another Tuwhare who writes poetry.