Starring Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Rhys Darby and Minnie Driver, Uproar follows Josh, a young student who gets wrapped up in the events surrounding the 1981 Springbok Tour. As he is forced to stand up for himself, his whanau and his future, Josh discovers what Māori and Pakeha ancestry means for him. This movie has a heartwarming and funny vibe with a powerful message woven throughout.
Half as interesting
If, as I do, you often find yourself perusing educational YouTube channels and learning about all sorts of topics from the history of bullet trains to geographical anomalies, you may well know the channel Half as Interesting. Half as Interesting is a short-form educational YouTube channel with regular videos about topics from all over the world, focusing on science, geography, history, and politics. Our world is an incredibly diverse and fascinating place and by learning, we can be best equipped to appreciate it - and I think Half as Interesting is an amazing way to learn about our world. The creator behind this channel also produces longer-form educational videos on a different channel, Wendover Productions.
This Netflix movie adaptation of the stage show Roald Dahl’s Matilda the musical is a wonderful musical-comedy perfect for the whole family with lyrics by the witty Aussie comedian Tim Minchin. The hit movie is a delightful watch – the standout child actors carry the film alongside Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch. Matilda follows a young girl, neglected and mistreated by her parents and her headmistress discovers that she has psychic abilities which lead to all sorts of mischief. Matilda is well worth your time and will leave you – and probably your whole household with the songs permanently stuck in your heads.
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Ms. Marvel follows a young Pakistani American Marvel fan who gains powers of her own – discovering what it means to be a superhero, while also balancing her schoolwork and family commitments. This show is fresh and vibrant, gripping you from the start. For someone like me, who knows very little about Islam and Pakistani immigrant life in New Jersey, Ms. Marvel teaches you plenty, while at every turn keeping you entertained and gripped with its action, humor, stunning visuals, amazing cast, and beautifully relatable story. And although Kamala is SERIOUS Marvel fan, you don’t have to be to love this show and everything it has to offer.