White LiesUnknown - 2013
White Lies is an intense drama that explores with great humanity and sensitivity such difficult topics as race relations, skin bleaching and abortion. Paraiti is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws in force are prohibiting unlicensed healers, making the practice of much Maori medicine illegal. She gets approached by Maraea, the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society. This compelling story tackles moral dilemmas, exploring the nature of identity, societal attitudes to the roles of women and the tension between Western and traditional Maori medicine.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , ArtMattan Productions, , 
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 39 min., 17 sec.)) : color and sound