FILMF ON THE EDGE

North & South - - Letters -

Tran Trans­gen­der is­sues come to the fore in tra­di­tion-bound Tonga ( Leitis In Wait­ing); a son con­fronts his fa­ther 26 years af­ter tes­ti­fy­ing, as a 12-year- old, that he wit­nessed his fa­ther kill his mother ( A Mur­der in Mansfield ); Kiri­bati Pres­i­dent Anote Tong strug­gles to save his low-ly­ing nation and a 4000-year- old cul­ture from the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects of cli­mate change ( Anote’s Ark); New Zealand-born open-wa­ter swim­mer Kim Cham­bers chases her dream to be­come the first woman to com­plete a treach­er­ous 48km solo swim from the Far­al­lon Is­lands to the Golden Gate Bridge ( Kim Swims). Catch these films and more at the Doc Edge Fes­ti­val ( The Roxy, Welling­ton, May 9-20; Q Theatre, Auck­land, May 23-June 4).

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