When a tragedy shakes the confidence of a young trans activist (Elz Carrad), he returns to the hometown he fled years ago to rediscover himself in this Aotearoa dramatic feature from director Max Currie (Everything We Loved) and writer Cole Meyers.
"A young trans activist, Caz (Carrad), breaks down into tears in front of a support group towards the start of Rūrangi. He doesn’t know how he can help the queer people in front of him, and feels entirely guilty, even shameful about that fact. Like many of our young queer people, he’s burned out not by his struggle, but by the struggle of those around him. Having fled his hometown of Rūrangi to find himself, Caz returns hoping to connect not just with his father (Kirk Torrance), who he left ten years ago, pre-transition, but the small community whose residents are having struggles of their own now as well." (New Zealand International Film Festival)
Originally debuting at NZIFF as a web-series, this new theatrical release has been substantially re-edited into a continuous feature film.