Pakaru explores a young family helmed by Jess, a solo mother, trying to survive on the breadline in present day Aotearoa. Burdened by bills, social welfare, and a small pay packet, she faces huge expectations and teenage twins eager to explore the world without her.
While battling to provide a life with dignity for her tamariki, she decides it is time to think about herself for a change and meets Tahi online. Their first date begins a whirlwind of laughter, tears, and surprises as this new man enters their lives. Filled with real characters dealing with real issues, this critically-acclaimed family portrait is carried by – and speaks powerfully to – the value of everyday truth and aroha.
AAF’s special programmes of Creative Learning and Access & Inclusion are currently under construction. Please look out for announcements related to these programmes at our full launch happening in November.
Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.