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220 Miles Film (Trailer) – 2018 Documentary

220 Miles

Film (Trailer) – 2018 Documentary

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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 screens in Kiwi cinemas from March 2018, with proceeds going to the refuge. Te Whakaruruhau, founded in 1987, was the first Māori women’s refuge.

Key Cast & Crew

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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

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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