Actor Wi Kuki Kaa (1938 - 2006) plays Tiare, a Vietnam War veteran who is dislocated by his war experience and homelessless. He wanders city streets collecting ephemera in plastic bags. Nancy Brunning plays his daughter, who, with her own daughter, visits their reluctant Koro (old man) to convince him to visit his ancestral home. A moving story about a man jolted to find his turangawaewae (place to stand), and the whanau that helps him get there. The film was directed by Peter Burger and selected for Critics' Week at Cannes (2003).
The Sales Agent for this title is NZ Film.
Executive produced by John Gilbert and Mike Smith of Big House Productions. Made in association with Oktobor and the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Music by Warren Maxwell.
Available on DVD from the Filmshop.