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Making Good Men
New Zealand / 2016 / 46min / English / Fiona Apanui-Kupenga
Chilling sketches emerge after 30 years of reflection between a kiwi rugby icon bully and the bullied. Manu experienced terror at the fists of Norm, ‘Making Good Men’ is about the lives they both went on to live. They often wondered, independently, what they would say if they ever met. The film documents this chance meeting and the wider impact it’s had on their families. Revelations occur through brutal honesty. The viewer also discovers how both men used their past and their hurt to rise to the top of their careers.
Screening with: After Life
New Zealand / 2016 / 15 min / English / Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow
An enthralling look inside the hidden world of a New Zealand funeral home, "After Life" explores a unique, enigmatic institution, following the men and women who work with the dead and the delicate ritual of the body's preparation for its final journey. A compelling glimpse into a rarely seen world, "After Life" reveals a place rich in meaning and humanity – a place where the daily work deals with our deepest fear.
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