MATARIKI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL @ INVERCARGILL

DATE: SATURDAY JUNE 26TH 2010

7.30 pm Centrestage Theatre, Invercargill

These seven very different Maori short films have been selected for the Maori New Year and will play in venues across Aotearoa during Matariki. The common thread connecting them is identity. From the struggles of our dispossessed rangatahi in South Auckland today, back to the struggles of our people in the late 1800s, we watch as characters explore who they are.

Presented in association with the Southern Institute of Technology.

BROTHER SMASHPROOF

// 2009 NZ 5 mins Director Chris Graham

Maori and Polynesian group Smashproof profile tragedy and struggle in South Auckland.

SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN

// 2010 NZ 15 mins Directors Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland

Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Six Dollar Fifty Man follows Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.

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 1890ís. Actors: Noa Campbell, Shannon Claire.

MOKOPUNA

// 2009 NZ 12 min Director/Writer Ainsley Gardiner

Mary is a part Maori girl, living in middle class suburban New Zealand. 

KEHUA

// 2009 NZ 13 min Director/Writer Wiremu Grace

On returning to his home for the first time, a boy discovers he has a gift for seeing spirits Ė but he must gather his strength to understand their messages.

 

THE WHITE TIGER

// 2009 NZ 8 mins Director Taika Waititi (Te Whanau-a-Apanui)

An urban warrior returns to his tribal homeland in a quest for his cultural identity.

WARBRICK

// 2009 NZ 15 min Director Meihana & Pere Durie

One manís legacy, one nationís legend.

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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