NUHAKA MIHI WHAKATAU

9.30 am Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

Join us at the master carved Kahungunu Community Marae for the Mihi Whakatau (Maori welcome) as we embark on a four day festival of Maori and indigenous film. Please RSVP to Huia Koziol ph. 06 837 8854.

TAKING WAIROA TO WARSAW, NUHAKA TO NEW YORK MAORI FILM HUI

10.00 am to 4.00 pm Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District (Free Entry)

THE WORLD OF FILM TELEVISION AND MEDIA ARTS is in a time of dramatic flux and change. YouTube and the Internet have exploded on to the scene and indigenous cultures around the world have embraced New Media to reinvigorate their Reo, reconnect their global Whanau, and create new narratives and modes of storytelling.

Here in Aotearoa, Maori Television is now a permanent part of our culture and television viewing habits. Taika Waititi's "BOY" is currently top of the NZ Box Office. Australian Aboriginal film maker Warwick Thornton took out the Camera d'Or at Cannes. And the central iconic image of James Cameron's "Avatar" is a poignant hongi between a Native Nav'i and a Pakeha American.

Join us on the second day of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival for a full-day hui on the future of native culture and storytelling. Learn about the latest opportunities -- like isuma.tv, gogglebox and indigitube -- to expose your film works to audiences globally. Skype chat with indigenous film makers around the world. Sample the latest Te Reo Maori iPod and iPad applications. Hear how Nga Aho Whakaari, Script to Screen and Te Paepae Ataata are working to support our independent film and television sector.

The kaupapa of this hui is "Taking Wairoa to Warsaw, Taking Nuhaka to New York." Learn how Maori and kiwi films took Poland by storm at the Wroclaw film festival. Hear about our festival director's experiences at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. And explore opportunities for our unique stories and narratives to thrive and survive in the global marketplace.

Places at this hui are limited, but entry is free. Please RSVP to Huia Koziol, Festival Chairperson, on 06 837 8854 or alternatively email maorimovies@gmail.com to apply to attend.

“Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe.”

10.00 am

Morning Tea

10.30 am

Korero Mo Te Whare Tipuna “Kahungunu”

11.00 am

Finding Our Talk 3: Words in the Air - Traditional storytelling finds a new voice on the airwaves thanks to indigenous broadcasters in N.Z. Australia and Canada (25 mins)

11.20 am

Taking Nuhaka to New York, Wairoa to Warsaw: Surfing the Global Indigenous Film Festival

Presentation by Festival Director Leo Koziol

11.40 am

Presentation by NZOnscreen.com – Discover the best of New Zealand screen content

12.00 pm

LIVE SKYPE video link to Isuma.TV in the Arctic: Korero with Nathalie Kalina,

Inuit film maker, Canada

12.00 pm

Lunch

12.30 pm

Social Marketing via Film & Video:

I Want to Go To The Beach (Music Video, 3 mins, NZ) Director Ben Cowper

Violence Free Tairawhiti (Music Video, 3 mins, NZ) Director Ben Cowper

Spare Change (Music Video, 3 mins, Canada) Director Mike Corbiere

1.00 pm

Kaitiakitanga Stories:

Makings of a Kaitiaki (20 mins) Director Sophie Johnson

The strength of Nganeko Minhinnick in her struggle to protect her tribal land and water.

Beyond the Kelp (24 mins) Director Amy Taylor

Beyond the Kelp profiles communities relationships with Hector’s Dolpins across Aotearoa.

2.00 pm

Embracing the Collective Eye: How do we translate our stories on to screen?

Breakout workshop sessions with guest facilitators (TBC)

3.00 pm

Closing Screening: TVNZ WAKA HUIA Programme:  the story of Rangiwaho Whaanga (Rakaipaaka), a veteran of four war campaigns: Italy, J-Force, Korea and Malaya.  (60 min)

4.00 pm

Closing Address: Huia Koziol, Festival Chairperson followed by Dinner (5.00 pm $10/ticket)

DINNER FOR FILM MAKERS

5.00 pm Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District 

Dinner will be available for our guest film makers and manuhiri. Dinner ticket available for $10.

NUHAKA MAORI FILM NIGHT

($5 ticket / everyone / under 5 free)

6.00 pm to 9.00 pm Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

6 PM NUHAKA ARCHIVAL FILMS

Selected scenes from the history of Nuhaka and Kahungunu Marae, including the opening of Kahungunu Marae in 1949 and scenes from Broken Barrier (1952) filmed in Mahia and Nuhaka. Screening for Nuhaka whanau to document their ancestral representation/presence in these films.

6.30 PM MATARIKI SHORT FILMS (PART ONE)

A selection of seven new Maori short films to celebrate Matariki.

WAITANGI – MAJIC PAORA

// 2010 NZ 5 mins Director Kelvin McDonald

Majic Paora is a young 14 year old singer, and this is her waiata story of Waitangi and its meaning to her and her whanau.

LILY AND RA

// 2009 NZ 8 mins Director Armagan Ballantyne

The injury and nursing back to health of a small bird is a metaphor for Ra's fractured home life. Film produced by ART for The World under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Script by Briar Grace-Smith.

URU

// 2010 NZ 16 mins Director Hiona Henare

URU is the story of a young dispirited Maori woman finding her identity.  Based on the true story of a group of Kahungunu women struggling for the rights of Maori Women and Maori values in New Zealand during the 1890’s. Actors: Noa Campbell, Shannon Claire.

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

// 2010 NZ 20 mins Director Neville-James Reedy

“My Brothers Keeper” tells the tale of what happens to a family in a time of hardship.  Relationships are tested and pushed to the limit.  But through the abiding nurture and continuing support of a loving father….his legacy will live on.

KEI HEA TE KURI

// 2010 NZ 8 mins Director Ron-London Haretuku (Ngapuhi)

Mother has left for the weekend and half-caste Rarotongan siblings Taki andToka are left alone with nothing in the fridge.  Growing up with their English mother they have no knowledge of their tribal roots.  A big effort is made by their polynesian friends – Tasi (Samoan); Tipii (Tongan) and Tama (Maori).  They are all trying to organize a traditional feast by hunting and gathering to help reconnect the two brothers to their  Polynesian culture when Toby, the dog, runs away.

KIA TOA

// 2009 NZ 12 mins Director Mark Wigglesworth

Sent to war with no guns, a story of a group of Maori warriors in World War I.

KARERE

// 2010 NZ 6 mins Director Neville-James Reedy

Original Music by Natrose and Jahfire.  “Karere” an old warrior sits at the edge of a fire singing a strange and ancient song.

(INTERMISSION)

8.00 PM FEATURE: THE STRENGTH OF WATER

// 2009 NZ 90 mins Director Armagan Ballantyne

An ineffable unity of loss and renewal, sadness and hope flows through this bold and gravely beautiful film. Twins Kimi and Melody are ten years old. They live a happy, fulfilled life in a remote Maori community. But then a mysterious stranger turns up one day, and disaster strikes. Tai – the stranger – is responsible for an accident that separates the twins. Tai is punished by the others for his negligence. Meanwhile Kimi is overcome by grief and a feeling of infinite solitude. He has lost his inner balance. Script by Briar Grace-Smith. Cast: Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi, Jim Moriarty, Nancy Brunning, Isaac Barber, Pare Paseka, Shayne Biddle.

Festival Sponsored by Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi and NZ Film Commission

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

 

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WAIROA MAORI
FILM FESTIVAL

Wairoa Aotearoa
MATARIKI
Queen's Birthday Weekend

Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th June 2010

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POWHIRI
3 pm Thu 3 June
Taihoa Marae, Wairoa

WAIROA MAORI FILM NIGHT
6 pm Thu 3 June
Taihoa Marae

WAIROA TO WARSAW FILM HUI
10 am to 4 pm
Friday 4 June
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 1
6 pm Fri 4 June
10am-5pm Sat 5 Jun
Kahungunu Marae,
Nuhaka, Wairoa District

KORE/TAHI/KORE
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District
6 pm Sat 5 June

WAIROA MAORI FILM AWARDS
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District
8 pm Sat 5 June

NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 2
9am-9pm Sun 6 Jun
10am-1pmMon 7 Jun
Kahungunu Marae,
Nuhaka, Wairoa District

POROPOROAKI
1 pm Mon 7 Jun

Kahungunu Marae,
Nuhaka, Wairoa District

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Movies
Short Films
Documentaries

Wananga
Workshops
Korero

Sponsors:
NZ Film Commission
Creative NZ Te Waka Toi


www.manawairoa.com

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PATRONS
John Bayly
John Bluck
Huia Brown
Cliff Curtis
Waana Davis
Roger Donaldson
Barry Everard
Caren Fox
Derek Fox
Mayor Bob Harvey
Witi Ihimaera
Wilson Isaac
Dame Georgina Kirby
Huia Koziol
Pere Maitai
Mika
Geoff Murphy
Here Nissen
Rena Owen
Mayor Les Probert
Chris Sidney
Karen Sidney
Te Arohanoa Taiapa
Billy T.K.
Pauline Tangiora
Isabella Westbury

EXECUTIVE
Huia Brown
Huia Koziol
Here Nissen
Joy Scott
Ruby Reid
Josh Preston
Doreen Taiapa

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Leo Koziol


CONTACT US
Wairoa Maori
Film Festival Society Inc.
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA
WAIROA DISTRICT
Aotearoa New Zealand
ph. (64) 6.837.8854
email:- maorimovies@gmail.com

www.manawairoa.com