The Resource Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)

Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Rain of the children
Title
Rain of the children
Statement of responsibility
a Vincent Ward film
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Ward made the observational film In Spring One Plants Alone about Puhi's day-to-day life in the remote Urewera Ranges. By then almost 80, she was obsessively caring for her schizophrenic adult son Niki, whose violent fits terrified her. In this new cinema feature Ward sets out to unravel the mystery that has haunted him for 30 years: Who was Puhi? And why was she so obsessed with this last remaining son? Using his relationship with Puhi as the framework to explore her life, he finds a woman of extraordinary fortitude who, at the age of 12, was chosen by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu. Rua gave her the name, Puhi ("special one"). At 14, she had her first baby while hiding in the bush, having escaped from the 1916 police raid on Rua's community at Maungapohatu, where she witnessed the arrest of Rua and Whatu and the killing of Toko, Rua's other son, said to be her lover. She would go on to have 13 more children. But by the time Ward made his initial film, there were few signs of what had become of them. In Rain of the Children, he finds out how the loss of her children affected the course of her life. The tragedies she lived through were so powerful that some, including her, believed she was cursed. After a tumultuous second marriage and the manslaughter of her third husband, Puhi was left with her dependant son, Niki. She dedicated herself to this man-child, trying to protect him at all costs, even from beyond the grave. Rain of the Children is Ward's search for truth in the story of a woman who sought redemption through love and who has remained a touchstone for him throughout his life
Cataloging source
TEPP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed and written by Vincent Ward ; producers, Vincent Ward, Marg Slater, Tainui Stephens
Intended audience
NZ Rating M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: contains offensive language
PerformerNote
Miriama Rangi, Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Taungaroa Emile
Runtime
97
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)
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Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
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Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
RLT068
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) TG123904
System details
DVD ; Region 4 ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD

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