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Mana Over Meth

Holly Beckham / Jason Crane
Running time: 10 mins

Facing a violent past and meth addiction, Jessica Apanui turns to Māoritanga to heal.

Jessica Apanui’s methamphetamine addiction began as an escape from the trauma of a violent childhood. But after years of chronic abuse, she made the decision to break the cycle for her own tamariki. Now Jess must look deep into her past and embrace the power of Māoritanga to help guide her future.

Disconnected from my whakapapa. I knew I was Māori, but I didn’t know what that meant.Jessica Apanui

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