Pacific Mother

Promoted By Hannah Dawson

Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2024 6:00PM

Where: Monterey Cinemas Upper Hutt
68 Queen St,, Upper Hutt, Wellington, 5018, New Zealand

Pacific Mother won multiple awards at the 2023 Doc Edge Film Festival including Best New Zealand Feature, Best New Zealand Director, Best New Zealand Editing, Best New Zealand Cinematograph. Entertainment reviewer Graeme Tuckett wrote in Stuff NZ, “Pacific Mother is a stunning – stunning – looking film, with many minutes of undersea photography in crystal clear Pacific waters…See this film on a big screen, if you get the chance. It really is a bit special.” It’s exciting to have the film come to the big screen here in Upper Hutt. Director Kathy McRae will be attending this very special one off screening and participating in a q and a after the film.


  • General Admission: $22.00
  • Additional booking fee of $1.75 per ticket.
  • (Includes all applicable taxes)
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Pacific Mother

Year: 2023

Genre: Documentary - Health & Wellbeing

Classification: TBC

Writer: Katherine McRae

Producer: Migiwa Ozawa, Shin Yamaguchi, Alex Reed, Karin Williams

Director: Katherine McRae

As freediving couple Sachiko Fukumoto and William Trubridge navigated maternity systems for the birth of their first child, it awoke in them a fierce realization about the lack of choice many parents face. Director Katherine McRae follows Sachiko as she connects with ocean women from around the Pacific, from Hawai’i, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Through their interwoven stories, the film explores the importance of community, reclaiming traditional birthing knowledge and the connection between caring for the planet and nurturing both parents and their children.