|Location:||New Zealand / Aotearoa|
|Subject:||Maori; Social life and customs; Feature|
|Format:||1/2 inch VHS, DVD|
|Distributor:||Facets; New Line Home Video|
|Library Code:||UHM AV/C: VIDEOTAPE 12070, DVD 2327|
|Description:||Released as motion picture in 1994. Based on the novel by Alan Duff. In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed.|
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