The trailer for the film.
An excerpt from this feature film.
Writer Briar Grace-Smith talks about the film.
Producer Fiona Copland talks about making the film.
Hato Paparoa, the actor who plays Kimi Kaneha, and Melanie Mayall-Nahi who plays Melody Kaneha, talk about their roles in the film.
Nancy Brunning (Joy Kaneha) and Jim Moriarty (Gibby Kaneha) talk about their roles in the film.
The B-Roll - behind the scenes footage from this film.
The credits for this feature film.
Released in Kiwi cinemas in August 2009 — after winning praise at festivals in Berlin and Rotterdam — The Strength of Water marks the big-screen debut of Māori playwright Briar Grace-Smith, and Pākehā director Armagan Ballantyne. The film centres on a 10-year-old twin brother and sister in an isolated part of the Hokianga, and the events that follow when they encounter a young stranger. The Strength of Water merges a spare, naturalistic portrait of a Māori family struggling to stay above water, with moody images of earth and sea, loss and new beginnings.