Cousins

The Little Cinema
Mon 7 June 7:30pm Encore

Three Cousins. Three Journeys. Woven Together Through Time.

Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women’s promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.

Actors: Kirk Torrance, Cohen Holloway, Rachel House, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Miriama Smith, Briar Grace Smith, Cian Elyse White, Tanea Heke

Directors and Producers: Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith, Ainsley Gardiner, Georgina Allison Conder, Libby Hakaraia

Release Date: 4 March 2021
Classification: PG Offensive language
Running Time: 98
Countries of Origin: New Zealand
Original Languages: English
Drama