Mahana

(2016)

Overview

It is the 1960s. Two Maori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, make a living shearing sheep on the east coast of New Zealand. The two clans, who are bitter enemies, face each other as rivals at the annual sheep shearing competitions. Simeon is a 14-year-old scion of the Mahana clan. A courageous schoolboy, he rebels against his authoritarian grandfather Tamihana and his traditional ways of thinking and begins to unravel the reasons for the long-standing feud between the two families. Before long, the hierarchies and established structures of the community are in disarray because Tamihana, who is as stubborn as he is proud, is not prepared to acquiesce and pursue new paths.

  1. John Collee

    Screenplay

  2. Witi Ihimaera

    Writer

  3. Lee Tamahori

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Temuera Morrison

    Temuera Morrison

  2. Akuhata Keefe

    Akuhata Keefe

  3. Nancy Brunning

    Nancy Brunning

  4. Jim Moriarty

    Jim Moriarty

  5. Regan Taylor

    Regan Taylor

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 13, 2016
    M
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Suitable for (but not restricted to) mature audiences 16 years and up.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

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