THIS WAY OF LIFE

27.02.2012

The film portrays the intimate life of the Karena family. In their early 30’s, Peter and Colleen have six kids and 50 horses.

Shot over four years, This Way of Life is an intimate portrait of Peter Karena and his family. Masterful in the saddle and Hollywood handsome, Peter lives by an internal code of values and honor largely lost in modern times. Though European, Peter was adopted into a Maori family and is Maori in all but skin. He is a horse-whisperer, philosopher, hunter, and builder, a husband and father. Despite seemingly overwhelming challenges, Peter refuses to compromise. Especially troubling to Peter is his broken relationship with his adopted father – a malevolent man who refuses to leave him alone.

Peter’s wife Colleen Karena (Ngati Maniapoto) is the keeper of her family’s taonga tuku iho (heritage). A true matriarch, Colleen sees family as the center of the universe and mothering as the world’s most important job. As the film progresses, we discover her quiet exterior conceals a profound and beautifully articulated approach to parenting resulting in the physical competence and emotional openness of her children.

The film portrays the intimate life of the Karena family. In their early 30’s, Peter and Colleen have six kids and 50 horses. We follow them up into the Ruahine ranges and down to their hidden beach camp. Against these isolated backdrops we explore family relationships, their connection to nature, their keen survival skills and their absolute intimacy with each other and their horses.

Download "This Way of Life"
More informations on www.thiswayoflifemovie.com
Enjoy!

Service

Contact

send

ONLINEFILM Editorial & Support
C. Cay Wesnigk

Mail: support@onlinefilm.org

Phone +49 451 5057570
Fax +49 451 282223

Snail mail
Heisterbusch 3
23611 Bad Schwartau
Germany

Newsletter


Here you can subscribe to our newsletter.
We will keep you posted about onlinefilm.org and the ONLINEFILM AG and inform you about new films and special offers.



Imprint

ONLINEFILM AG
Heisterbusch 3
23611 Bad Schwartau / Germany
Phone +49 451 5057570
Fax +49 451 282223

Chairman:
C. Cay Wesnigk - wesnigk(at)onlinefilm.org

Chairman of the supervisory board:
Roland Schmidt

Registered address:
Wakenitzmauer 34-36
23552 Lübeck / Germany

Steuernummer
22 296 23957 Finanzamt Lübeck
USt ID DE 214233673
HRB 7698 HL
Amtsgericht Lübeck (local court)