Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors


The Hekes are a family in turmoil. A tyrannical, alcoholic, violent patriarch, an alcoholic, ever-trying-to-reform mother, and three degenerate children. Can the draw Maori ritual and tradition pull them back from the brink?


  • A searing look at the urban subculture of New Zealand's native people
    Toronto Globe and Mail

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Alan Duff

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