(SCREENINGS: $10 Per Person Day Pass/$5 Day Pass for Kaumatua & Children) 

BRUNCH FOR FILM MAKERS

10.00 am Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

Join us for a relaxed brunch with our guest film makers and other manuhiri ($10 per person). 

FINDING OUR TALK NEW ZEALAND

11.00 am Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

Today Maori people are a nation that celebrates their history, language and culture.  But Maori language wasn’t always a daily part of life.  Over thirty years ago, Maori elders and advocates took action against the impending loss of the Maori way of life. 

KA HAKU AU

(2009 NZ 52 mins Producer Maramena Roderick)

11.30 am Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

The Story of Kohine Whakarua, song writer extraordinaire. In Te Reo Maori with subtitles. 

(12.30 PM BREAK) 

THIS WAY OF LIFE

(2009 NZ, 85 mins Directors Tom Burstyn & Barbara Sumner Burstyn)

1.00 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District 

A  long documentary about a poor yet loving young family – Mum, Dad and six young children eight years and under who live in rural Hawkes Bay near Omahu and the Ruahine Ranges.  Dad, Peter Ottley-Karena hunts and raises horses.  Mum is expecting their 7th child and the family is struggling to cope with being evicted by Peter’s step-father  from the Karena family home. The documentary has to do with how family bonds are strengthened despite the conflict.. Peter feels that love of family and children takes priority. 

(2.30 pm AFTERNOON TEA) 

NO PETROL, NO DIESEL

(2009 NZ 104 mins Director Stefen Harris)

2.45 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

The ‘good, hard working people’ of Temuka take on Overseas International Liquids, aka Big Oil, in Stef Harris’ genial new small-town comedy. With Jim Moriarty, Helen Pearse-Otene, Mark Hadlow and David McPhail. Oscar Devlin and his whanau must fight the petrol company to keep their home town alive. NORTH ISLAND PREMIERE. 

INVERCARGILL SHORT FILM PROGRAMME

4.30 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District 

Two independently produced short films from Invercargill highlighted the unique creativity and talent flourishing at the tip of Aotearoa: 

SHORT FILM: DELICATE

(2009 NZ 20 mins Director/Writer Brent Roderick)

Producer Jade Gillies introduces this independent thriller film from Invercargill. When a thread frays, it eventually breaks. Life is fragile. 

OKU TUAKANA MY BROTHERS

(2010 NZ 40 mins Director/Writer Matt Inns)

New Zealand, 1846... when a wounded Gabriel Connell, a Corporal of the British Army, spares the life of an enemy Maori warrior, Te Raukura, the pair become stranded together in the frozen aftermath of a bloody skirmish. Able to find shelter for himself, Raukura is faced with the decision of whether to save the life of his dying enemy... 

DINNER FOR FILM MAKERS

5.30 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

Dinner will be available for our guest film makers and other manuhiri. Please rsvp to book for dinner, or purchase a dinner ticket for $10. 

A GOOD DAY TO DIE: SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING

(2009 91 mins USA Directors David Miller & Lynn Salt (Choctaw))

6.00 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District 

American Indian movement (AIM) co-founder and leader Dennis Banks looks back at his life and the actions that changed the lives of Native Americans forever. 

(7.30 PM BREAK / INTERMISSION) 

ENCORE PRESENTATION: BOY

8.00 pm Sunday 6 June // Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

($10 ticket / $5 children and kaumatua, fundraiser for Kahungunu Marae)

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 – but he must gather his strength to understand their messages.

FEATURE FILM: BOY

// 2010 NZ 87 min Director/Writer Taika Waititi Rated (M)

Its 1984 on the East Coast. Boy is eleven years old and crazy about Michael Jackson. His brother Rocky has magical powers and his father Alamein is fresh out of prison.

(NB: Evening screening of “BOY” is not included in Day Pass, but is included in Festival Pass)

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

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