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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:110 minutes
Production Country:New Zealand
Original Language:Maori, English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Middleditch
Hamish Bennett
Cast:Minnie Driver
Julian Dennison
Rhys Darby
Erana James
James Rolleston


In New Zealand, 1981, Josh Waaka is a 17-year-old square peg in the round, rugby-obsessed hole that is St Gilbert’s College. Meanwhile, the Springboks rugby team, representing Apartheid-era South Africa, are touring New Zealand, sparking nationwide protests and dividing the country.

Josh’s newfound passion for acting, as well as a greater awareness of his Maori heritage, sends him tumbling headlong into conflict where he is forced to either conform or stand up for himself, his whanau (family) and his future.

“Uproar” is the funny and heartwarming story of a young man's battle to find his true voice, set against the volatile backdrop of New Zealand's fight for its national identity.

“Uproar” stars Academy Award-nominee Minnie Driver, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Erana James and James Rolleston.