This is the trailer from the film
A 10 minute excerpt from this film.
Interview with writer and director Vincent Ward.
Interviews with Harmony Wihapi, Melody Wihapi, Miriama Rangi and Rena Owen - the actresses who play Puhi in the film.
Interview with actor Temuera Morrison
Interviews with Kero Nancy Tait (Tribal co-producer) and Matu Te Pou and Danny Hillman Rua (Tribal advisors on the film).
Making-Of B Roll footage from the film.
This much praised documentary revisits the subject of a film Vincent Ward made in 1978, aged 21. That film, In Spring One Plants Alone, told the story of 80-year-old Puhi, who lived with her schizophrenic son in the isolated Urewera. The follow-up — part detective documentary, part historical reenactment — focuses on Puhi's life. She married the son of Māori prophet Rua Kenana, had 14 children, and after a run of tragedies, believed herself to be cursed. This excerpt goes “way out there in the bush” to the Maungapohatu community where Rua “made the city of God on Earth”.
You know when trouble comes. The animals and the birds tell us: They give us signs.– From Puhi's narration