Starring Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) and Academy Award Nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), Uproar is a funny, inspirational and heartwarming story of connection and finding your place in the world. Based on a true story, Uproar is presented direct from a World Premiere at Toronto.
Seventeen year old Josh Waaka (Dennison) lives in Dunedin. It’s 1981, and the rugby-obsessed country is divided over the arrival of the South African Springboks team, sparking nationwide protests. Under pressure from home and school, Josh is inspired by the protests to find his own voice and a sequence of events sees Josh embrace his community and follow his heart to his whakapapa (Māori heritage), which brings him and his whānau on a journey towards healing.