MAORI BOY GENIUS (NZ, 2011, Pietra Brettkelly, 90mins)
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£4 | Free for U18s
We recommend suitability for age 13+. Some minor reference to adult themes.
Pietra Brettkelly’s film is a coming-of-age film profiling 16 yaer-old Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti as he prepares for and undertakes an intensive summer school in international politics and law at Yale University in the US. The film touches on Ngaa’s modest background, his prodigious grasp of great philosophical and political texts, and his strength of feeling for his community and Maori culture and traditions. We see him attempt to cope with the pressures that his ambitions induce, whilst family and friends keep him grounded.