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Pacific Mother

Pacific Mother

Katherine McRae
/ Japan, New Zealand
/ 2023
/ 88 mins
/ English
As freediving couple Sachiko Fukumoto and William Trubridge navigated maternity systems for the birth of their first child, it awoke in them a fierce realisation about the lack of choice many parents face. Following the success of her short documentary 'Water Baby', director 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.
Q&A with Director Katherine McRae, Producers Migiwa Ozawa & Karin Williams follows screening on
Sat 3 Jun @4.45pm | The Capitol Cinema, Auckland
Thu 8 Jun @6.00pm | The Roxy Cinema, Wellington

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Film Info

Director: Katherine McRae
Producer: Migiwa Ozawa, Shin Yamaguchi, Alex Reed, Karin Williams
Country: Japan, New Zealand
Language: English
Year: 2023
Duration: 88 mins
Premiere: World
Genre: Health & Wellbeing, Indigenous, Women
Category: Being Oneself

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