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Pacific Mother Documentary

February 28 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

On Wednesday February 28 at 6pm  can see the stunning documentary Pacific Mother at Focal Point Hastings. The film follows freediving couple Sachiko Fukumoto and William Trubridge navigate maternity systems for the birth of their first child, which awakens in them a fierce realization about the lack of choice many parents face.

Director Katherine McRae follows Sachiko as she connects with ocean women from around the Pacific, from Hawai’i, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Through their interwoven stories, the film explores the importance of community, reclaiming traditional birthing knowledge and the connection between caring for the planet and nurturing both parents and their children.

The film won multiple awards at the 2023 Doc Edge Film Festival including Best New Zealand Feature, Best New Zealand Director, Best New Zealand Editing, Best New Zealand Cinematograph. The film will also be under Oscar consideration for 2024. Entertainment reviewer Graeme Tuckett wrote in Stuff NZ, “Pacific Mother is a stunning – stunning – looking film, with many minutes of undersea photography in crystal clear Pacific waters…See this film on a big screen, if you get the chance. It really is a bit special.” It’s exciting to have the film come to the big screen here in Hawkes Bay

For the screening to go ahead, however, a minimum of 50 ticket sales must be met. All tickets must be booked ahead of time (no door sales) at:  https://tickets.demand.film/event/12581

Demand Film screenings are audience driven and tickets must be reserved before the event deadline Friday February 16 for the film to screen. Grab a ticket so we can bring this special film to Hastings.     Pls follow  Instagram & FB : @pacificmotherfilm

Please join us after the screening for a Q and A with director Kathy McRae and our very special guests – midwife Julie Kinloch and Linda Trubridge, who both appear in the film with Linda’s son William and his family.

126 Heretaunga Street East
Hastings, Hawke’s Bay 4175 New Zealand
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