The third annual Arohanui Film Festival is happening in Te Aroha this October. With a weekend full of premieres, and directors attending from as far away as USA and Australia to answer questions, there is no other event like this in New Zealand. Check out www.arohanuifilmfestival.nz for more information!

A REASON TO STAY (USA)

NZ Premiere followed by Director Q&A with Janene Knox

 

Peter and Angela purchase their Mid-City home just four days before Hurricane Katrina will hit New Orleans. With no money left to evacuate, they invite their Bywater friends over for a 'Hurricane Party'.

Armed with a video camera and a lot of humor they are safe but stranded in their 2-storey house. When the power goes out and the water rises, they end up assisting in the shelter and rescue of twelve neighbors including small children, a paraplegic man & several pets.

This experience will prove transformative - ten years on and now with five children of their own, it has re-defined what truly matters in their lives.

 

 

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