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Rain of the Children: Screening and Q&A with Vincent Ward

Rain of the Children: Screening and Q&A with Vincent Ward

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  • Mon 2 Aug, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $0.00

In 1978, a young Vincent Ward filmed the day-to-day life of an elderly Māori woman, Puhi, and her dependent schizophrenic son, living in isolation in Te Urewera. In 1980 this film was released, titled In Spring One Plants Alone. In the years following the films release, Ward learned more about Puhi, her extraordinary life, and why she believed herself to be cursed. Puhi had been chosen by Tūhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, survived the 1916 police raid on Rua’s Maungapohatu community and went on to have fourteen children.

In Rain of the Children (2008), Ward tells her story, cutting between early footage, interviews with Tūhoe descendents, and historical recreations featuring Rena Owen and Temuera Morrison.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Vincent Ward, followed by refreshments. This event will be introduced by Chief Curator Robert Leonard.

Vincent Ward’s films include Vigil (1984), Map of the Human Heart (1993), River Queen (2005) and Rain of the Children (2008). In 2007, he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to film. He is currently working on a film in China, Ukraine, Germany, and Australia.

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