Kahurangi is a heartfelt coming of age story about a teenage girl struggling to overcome her fear of loss. As she connects with another Māori youth, Kahurangi finds strength, pride, and resilience in both herself and her culture.
Director/Writer: Kayla Hamilton (Māori | Ngati Porou/Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa)
Aotearoa (New Zealand) | 2019 | 15 min
English | Dramatic Short
Content Warnings: None
Kayla Hamilton is an emerging director from Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Her graduating student film, Kahurangi, premiered at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival and screened at the Maoriland Film Festival in 2021.
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