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#Native Perspectives- #Film #Review: “Matariki” (A watchable #NewYears Film)

matariki 1copyTagline: “In the darkest night the stars still shine.”

Director: Michael Bennett

Writers: Iaheto Ah Hi (story), Michael Bennett (story)


At times a little disjointed, “Matariki” is the story of how lives can coincide just through one senseless act then overlap and metamorphosize into a new network of connections.

Everyone has their struggles, their strengths and weaknesses in this “slice of life” drama, and we see a common thread of wanting and needing love, of belonging, of being accepted for who and what they are. Sometimes it works out, at other times it doesn’t, but more often they just don’t really know what to do and things just happen. They keep trying, however.

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