Cousins

Institute History

  • 2019 Talent Forum

Description

Stolen from her wh?nau and placed in an orphanage, Mata lives out her childhood confused, sustained only by her belief that one day she'll be found. On the land, her cousin Makareta flees an arranged marriage; her overlooked cousin Missy takes her place as the bride, amalgamating the land. After decades of living on the streets, Mata is finally found by Makareta, who encourages her to return to the land. Mata initially refuses but then turns back, only to find that Makareta has died. At Makareta's funeral, Mata is held close by her family. She has finally found her place amongst her people.

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