8 AM TO 9 AM BREAKFAST

9 AM SMOKIN FISH

Luke Griswold-Tergis,Cory 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 STOLEN GENERATION

John McMullan 45 min 2011 Australia (Documentary)

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 min

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 2011.

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 Koreneihana.

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 (Feature Drama)

Documentary celebrating 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 (Short Drama)

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

Festival Sponsored by NZ Film Commission

Presented by Te Taurima Whakaata Maori I Te Wairoa Inc & Native Entertainment Ltd.

 

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WAIROA MAORI
FILM FESTIVAL '12

Wairoa Aotearoa
MATARIKI
Queen's Birthday Weekend

Friday 1st -
Monday 4th
June 2012

Host Venue
Kahungunu Marae,
Nuhaka, Wairoa

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POWHIRI
9.30 am Fri 1 June

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10 am to 3pm
Friday 1 June

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FILM NIGHT

6 pm Fri 1 June

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NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 1
10.30 am-5 pm
Saturday 2 June

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6.30 pm Sat 2 June

MANA WAIROA
FILM AWARDS

7 pm Sat 2 June

NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 2
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Sun 3 June

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