White Lies & White like the moon

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Two poignant women-centered stories about identity WHITE LIES Based on a novel by Whale Rider writer Witi Ihimaera, White Lies - New Zealand’s entry in the 2014 Oscar competition for best foreign-language film - is...
Two poignant women-centered stories about identity

WHITE LIES

Based on a novel by Whale Rider writer Witi Ihimaera, White Lies - New Zealand’s entry in the 2014 Oscar competition for best foreign-language film - 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 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.

 

WHITE LIKE THE MOON

A Mexican-American girl struggles to keep her identity when her mother forces her to bleach her skin. White Like the Moon is a revealing film about a dilemma not very well known outside Latino communities; that of the myth of the light skin superiority in Indigenous and Indigenous descent communities.