8 AM TO 9 AM BREAKFAST
9 AM SMOKIN FISH
Mann 80 min 2011 USA (Documentary)
In this disarmingly unaffected
film we follow the well-traveled son of a Tlingit mother and a
white father as he goes on his summer pilgrimage to a traditional
fish camp in backwoods Alaska.
10.30 A.M. OUR STORY SIX SISTERS OF THE
John McMullan 45 min 2011
A family was torn apart
when children were taken away to at an aboriginal mission.
11.15 AM BRUNCH
11.45 SHAVE FOR A CURE Nathaniel Hinde 2011 10
11.55 AM OPERATION 8
Abi King Jones, Errol Wright
110 min 2011 Aotearoa (Documentary)
In the early hours of October
15, 2007, activists around New Zealand woke to screaming voices
and guns in their faces. This film asks how and why the raids
took place within the contexts of colonization, state suppression
of dissent, police culture and America’s War on Terror. Guests
Abi King Jones & Errol Wright.
1.45 PM MISAWAC KAWI NAWAPAMATIN Gail Maurice 14 min 2011 Canada (Short Drama)
A granddaughter is called
home to say her final farewell to her dying grandmother.
2 PM ON THE ICE Andrew Okpeaha MacLean 96
min 2011 USA (Feature Drama)
A polished and beautiful
coming of age story/thriller set in the land of the midnight sun. Two childhood friends from a tiny frozen town
in Alaska find themselves sharing a terrible secret just as their
lives are about to diverge.
3.30 PM AFTERNOON TEA
3.45 PM TE ARA KI RAROHENGA
Ihakara JC Wilson 2008 11
min Aotearoa (Short Drama)
The path to darkness is
different for all people.
3.55 PM VA TAPUIA Tusi Tamasese 15 min 2009
Samoa (Short Drama)
Taro planter Lui s grief
for his dead wife has infected his whole life.
4.10 PM THE ORATOR O LE TULAFALE Tusi Tamasese 110 min 2011
Samoa (Feature Drama)
Saili (Fiaula Sanote), an
unassuming villager and taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful
wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst
happy and peaceful; is unconventional. Vaaiga has been banished
from her ancestral village for many years. Saili faces serious
threats to his plantation as well as his family & has been
denied his fathers chiefly title that would offer some protection.
Life is further complicated by Litia's blossoming beauty that
is attracting the attention of the young men in the village. Matters
ultimately come to a head, requiring Saili to speak up, speak
out & to defend all that he holds precious. Venice Film Festival
6 PM DINNER
6.30 PM SOUTH SEAS DOCUMENTARIES 2012
ATUA GIVEN, ATUA DRIVEN Sam Rerekura 10 min 2010
How do Maori today reconcile
mainstream religion with emergent Maori belief systems?
UPHOLDING TRADITION Te Kura Ormsby 10 min 2010
A short documentary about
HE TAONGA MO AKE TONU
Betty May Daley 10 min 2012 Aotearoa
Betty May Daley directs
her story of reconnecting with her whenua up north.
7 PM MAI KA PIKO MAI RETURN TO KANALOA Matt Yamashita 56 min 2011 USA (Documentary)
The 1970’s saw the beginnings
of the Native Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance. Leading the movement
efforts to stop the bombing of Kaho’olawe and the revival of ancient
seafaring aboard a sailing canoe named Hokule’a. In 2004, the
original “Early Warriors” return to the island to tell their stories.
8 PM BILLY T – TE MOVIE Ian Mune 89 min NZ 2011
the life of legendary New Zealand comedian, Billy T James. Directed
by Ian Mune (Came A Hot Friday). The film explores Billy’s extraordinary
talent as musician, singer, comedian, actor, writer and artist
(and even attempts to uncover the source of his trademark giggle).
The film tells of Billy’s meteoric rise to national fame and his
tragic downfall into ill-health and financial collapse. Featuring
digitally re-mastered footage of Billy’s performances and never-seen-before
archival images, Billy T’s story is set alongside interviews with
his family, friends and colleagues. Feature Documentary/Drama.
9.30 PM HUHU ATTACK Patrick Gillies 15 min 2011
Baz Luhrmann meets Peter
Jackson in this audacious 50s-style comedy-horror-musical extravaganza.
Indigenous fauna wreaks revenge upon unwitting Pakeha.
9.45 P.M. SIONE’S 2 – UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Simon Bennett 92 min 2011
Aotearoa (Feature Drama)
Sequel to the awesome Sione's
Wedding, picking up five years later with the Duckrockers dealing
with marriage, parenthood, money and a missing Bolo. With David
Fane, Oscar Kightley, Madeleine Sami, Shimpal Lelisi, Teuila Blakely,
Iaheto Ah Hi, Robbie Magasiva
11.15 PM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS CONCLUDE
Sponsored by NZ Film Commission
by Te Taurima Whakaata Maori I Te Wairoa Inc & Native Entertainment
< BACK TO SATURDAY | CONTINUE
ON TO MONDAY >