The Ground We Won

The Ground We Won is a vérité documentary study of manhood as observed through the rites and rituals

of a rural New Zealand rugby club. With great bawdiness and camaraderie, an eclectic rugby team

of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of bitter loses. In the face of the hefty demands

of farming and fatherhood, the Saturday game becomes the focus of the men’s passions

and the ground on which their worth is proved. With incredibly privileged access inside this

sacred men’s zone, the film captures a fascinating season of traditions, debauchery and friendship,

as the men reclaim their faith in themselves.


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