Connected by blood but separated by circumstances, three cousins spend a lifetime in search of each other. Based on the 1992 novel by Patricia Grace.

Film • Miss Whenua Ltd

NZ Film On Demand

MERATA how mum decolonized the screen

New Zealand film archivist Heperi Mita traces the cinematic legacy of his mother and trailblazing Māori filmmaker Merata Mita.

Arama Pictures • Film


Moana reo Māori

Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way she meets the mighty Demigod Maui. Together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action packed voyage.

fluent • Matewa Media Trust • Whānau • Film

Disney Plus

The Lion King reo Māori

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

fluent • Matewa Media Trust • Tamariki • Film


Flawed yet resilient, Whina tells the story of a woman formed by tradition, compelled by innovation, and guided by an instinct for equality and justice whose legacy as the Te Whaea o te Motu (Mother of the Nation) was an inspiration to an entire country.



Police Sergeant Tawharau is forced to choose between his job and his people when the government pulls off an armed raid in his Ruatoki community.

Film • October 15 Ltd