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Julian Dennison taps Maori roots for his role in 'Uproar'

Julian Dennison in "Uproar." (Courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment)
Julian Dennison in "Uproar." (Courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment)

The film “Uproar” takes place in New Zealand in 1981 when a touring South Africa rugby team sparked widespread protests. It centers around Josh Waaka, who is part-Maori and an outsider at his almost entirely white private school.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, who stars as Josh.

A still of Julian Dennison in “Uproar.” (Courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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