Saving Grace - Te Whakarauora Tangata (2011) is the final work of director Merata Mita, who passed away suddenly before the film could be completed. “Merata intended the documentary to count in ways that mattered deeply to her and to change perceptions of abuse and violence by using themes of responsibility, redemption, revitalisation, forgiveness and, most of all, love.” - Carol Hirschfeld, Māori Television.
The film addresses some of the deepest and most distressing issues Māori communities face, and shows how extraordinary creative solutions are being provided by Māori communities themselves.
Image from Saving Grace is courtesy of the New Zealand Film Archive.
“Saving Grace [is] a hard-hitting personal response to child abuse in New Zealand.” - Dominion Post, 5/6/2010.
Saving Grace screens in conjunction with the Film Archive’s Magic Playgrounds exhibition three, Shared Baskets – Social Equality in Aotearoa NZ.
The film will screen at 7pm Wednesday 16 October and 4.30pm Saturday 2 November. At The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.
Listing details: Saving Grace - Te Whakarauora Tangata (2011) film screenings
When: 7pm, Wednesday 16 October & 4.30pm Saturday 2 November
Where: The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington
Ticket price: $8 general admission / $6 concession.
Updated on 23rd July 2015