Director: Lousie Pattinson Producer: Gabriel Abreu

Connecting young Māori to their culture through art, Soldiers Road Portraits seek to reframe identity in an empowering way.

A group of vulnerable young Māori are at a crossroads. Kicked out of school and with many of their whānau behind bars, Soldiers Road Portraits wants to help these youngsters reframe how they see themselves. The brainchild of Taaniko and Vienna Nordstrom, the women of Soldiers Road use writing, photography and Māoritanga to create stunning portraits, demonstrating how looking to the past can enrich futures.

Heartfelt and honest, Soldiers Road illustrates that there’s no such thing as a lost cause and with the right combination of awhi and respect, everyone can flourish.


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