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Kerosene Creek

Short Film (Full Length) – 2004

PG
Parental Guidance
Don’t get your head in the water: the amoebas will eat your brain!
– Sonny Boy (Taungaroa Emile)
As a Māori writer and director, this film provided a unique opportunity to explore one of the most significant foundations of Māori custom, the tangi, the profoundly cathartic rites of tribute and farewell to the dead. But on another level, the film is an exploration of life — of that unique moment between childhood and adulthood, between innocence and sexuality, when a realm of exciting and confusing possibilities is opening before a young person’s eyes.
– Writer/director Michael Bennett