Following the death of a child at the hands of his caregiver, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, shame, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community…

From nine female Māori filmmakers come eight connected stories, each taking place at the same moment in time during the tangi (funeral) of a small boy, Waru, who has died at the hands of a caregiver.
The eight stories are all subtly linked and follow different female characters as they come to terms with Waru’s death and try to find a way forward in their community.
In Māori, waru means 8.