New Zealand, 1963. A year after the passing of her mother, eight year old Hine and her father Whai, still grieve. One Sunday morning the water stops flowing into the house so while her father fixes it, Hine does the washing at the river. While there she devises a plan to wash away her father’s sadness forever. Washday is inspired by an ancient Māori story of the wind and the power of a child’s love.

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