NUHAKA MIHI WHAKATAU
9.30 am Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa
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
TAKING WAIROA TO WARSAW, NUHAKA TO NEW YORK MAORI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply to attend.
“Hurihia to aroaro
ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe.”
Korero Mo Te Whare Tipuna “Kahungunu”
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)
Taking Nuhaka to New York, Wairoa
to Warsaw: Surfing the Global Indigenous Film Festival
by Festival Director Leo Koziol
Presentation by NZOnscreen.com – Discover the best of New Zealand
LIVE SKYPE video link to Isuma.TV in the Arctic: Korero with Nathalie
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
Spare Change (Music Video, 3 mins, Canada) Director
Makings of a Kaitiaki (20 mins) Director Sophie Johnson
of Nganeko Minhinnick in her struggle to protect her tribal
land and water.
Beyond the Kelp (24 mins) Director Amy Taylor
Kelp profiles communities relationships with Hector’s Dolpins
Embracing the Collective Eye: How
do we translate our stories on to screen?
workshop sessions with guest facilitators (TBC)
Closing Screening: TVNZ WAKA HUIA
story of Rangiwaho Whaanga (Rakaipaaka), a veteran of four
war campaigns: Italy, J-Force, Korea and Malaya. (60
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
will be available for our guest film makers and manuhiri. Dinner
ticket available for $10.
NUHAKA MAORI FILM NIGHT
ticket / everyone / under 5 free)
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm Friday 4 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka,
6 PM NUHAKA
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.
// 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.
// 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.
// 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.
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
Sponsored by Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi and NZ Film Commission
by Te Taurima Whakaata Maori I Te Wairoa Inc & Maori+Native
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