The Strength of Water

Institute History


Set in a Maori village in rural New Zealand, THE STRENGTH OF WATER tells the magical story of Kimi Kaneha, a fat, fist-throwing, bed-wetting little boy who can’t accept the death of his twin sister and will do anything to keep her spirit alive.


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