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Turangawaewae

New Zealand, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Fiction)

Director: Peter Burger

A New Zealand warrior gives us a rare perspective of the Vietnam 'vet'. By placing his feet squarely on the green grass of home he makes his way to remembering. A gentle film dealing with a horrendous past.

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