- Best Documentary Qantas Film & Television Awards. Winner Best Director Thomas Burstyn, Qantas Film & Television Awards
Last night I saw an amazing film and I haven't stopped thinking about it. It is a beautifully made documentary that takes you on both a spiritual and emotional journey into the depths of New Zealand's scenic heartland in the Hawkes Bay while following the lives of a very charismatic young Maori family through some very difficult circumstances. Their lives are simple and honest stripped of material excess and yearning, yet their dignity, honesty and pure love for each other as a family powerfully shines through. It is a way of life many of us yearn for. This family believes in and practices life's simple values with such a poignant honesty that it reminds us complicated members of the rat race that a less cluttered and material life is by far the best one.
Meryl Canestri, Auckland
This Way of Life
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