Join us for a live discussion of the film “White Lies” (Tuakiri Huna) by Director Dana Rotberg. “White Lies” is about the nature of identity: those who deny it, and those who strive to protect it. The story revolves around three women: Paraiti, a Māori medicine woman; Rebecca, a woman of wealth; and her servant, Marae. Their lives intertwine at the turn of the 20th century in Aotearoa (New Zealand), a time when the colonial government of New Zealand is trying to suppress Maori culture by prohibiting healers not licensed in western medicine. It is a story about the clash of beliefs, of life and death, of deception and salvation, and of family. Adapted from the novella “Medicine Woman” by Witi Ihimaera.
Watch the film on your own prior to the event, streaming on Amazon Prime. Screening the film is free for Prime subscribers or is available to stream for a fee of $2.99.
This event is presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.
August 11th, 7:00 p.m. (MDT) Discussion/Q&A – speakers to be announced. RSVP here to join the live Zoom Q&A broadcast. The Zoom link to the event will be included in the confirmation email.
For those of you who usually make a donation at the door, please use our virtual donation bucket (suggested donation $5).