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220 Miles

Film (Trailer) – 2018

This documentary chronicles the story of Waikato women’s refuge Te Whakaruruhau, and shines a light on a subject not often shown in mainstream New Zealand media: family violence in rural areas. Written "by the women of the Waikato", the film features interviews with the women behind the refuge, who have created a space for victims of domestic violence, safe from danger. Directed by Richard Allan Litt, the documentary debuted in March 2018, with proceeds going to the refuge. Te Whakaruruhau, founded in 1987, was the first Māori women’s refuge.

It came to the point that I just had to get out: run and live, or stay and die really.
– A woman describes leaving a violent relationship

Key Cast & Crew

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Tom Fox


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David Four

Presenter, Interviewer

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Marshall Smith


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Richard Allan Litt

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

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Andrew James

Producer, Editor, Production Manager

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Mike Bloemendal

Sound Mix

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Produced by

Link Productions


Link Productions