Whina is a big-screen journey into the inspirational life of a phenomenal woman
What better way for movie lovers to honour the wairua of Matariki than taking a big-screen journey into the inspirational life of Dame Whina Cooper.
Whina is a feature film tracking the life of a phenomenal woman who broke gender and cultural barriers her entire life. We bear witness to her as a daughter, a wife, a mother, and an activist.
The importance and relevance of seeing Aotearoa's history play out through Dame Whina's eyes and the lens of Māori cannot be understated, as co-directors James Napier Robertson and Paula Whetu Jones gather a stellar cast to drive their story home.
Miriama McDowell and Vinnie Bennett as Dame Whina and William Cooper bring their love story to life, and Rena Owen brings the gravitas and mana wahine as she marched her way down the motu and into the history books.
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