Honoring the legacy of Dame Whina Cooper, a Maori activist who spent her days fighting for the rights of Indigenous New Zealanders, Whina is a heartfelt, often moving, and reverent biopic. than electricity. Rena Owen and Miriama McDowell deliver solid performances, portraying Cooper at various pivotal stages in her life. The film opts for an overarching look, providing narrative scope but struggles to capture the inner world of a woman who has experienced countless heartbreaks without losing sight of her. feeling about yourself. As a result, viewers may be disappointed by the execution from Whina but nonetheless deeply impressed by this pioneer, who caused fear throughout her long life - she died in 1994 at the age of 98 . A biopic of the trailblazing Maori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion the rights of Maori, and fight for the land - all the while staying true to her heart and her beliefs.
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