Amiri & Aroha
David Whittet's Novel and Motion Picture Trilogy

Welcome to the Official Amiri & Aroha Website

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Film making has been in my DNA since my first visit to the cinema. Amiri & Aroha is my first film in some years as a result of professional commitments and I have chosen a distinctly New Zealand subject. The project began as a Māori take on Romeo and Juliet, a poignant love story set against a background of tribal warfare, with the East Cape of New Zealand as the canvas. Success on the international film festival circuit has enabled us to extend the work into a trilogy of three companion films, which take the story to the next generation and lead to a stunning conclusion in Rere’s Children.
David Whittet