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On April 12, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni MP hosted a screening of Cousins at Parliament’s Beehive Theaterette. The feature, edited by Alex Boyd (DEGNZ), has been a kiwi box office hit, and is currently sitting at 1.436 million in Aotearoa.

Co-directors Briar Grace-Smith and Ainsley Gardiner addressed over 100 people at the screening, including MPs, screen industry members, diplomats and media. Our Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu attended the screening with other guild EDs.

In Cousins, orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin.