KAHUNGUNU MARAE, 8 PM FRIDAY JUNE 1
GAIETY THEATRE, 4 PM SUNDAY JUNE 3
Music Video Stan Walker 2017 4 min NZ Director: Shae Sterling (Māori)
Louise Potiki Bryant (Māori) 2017 8 min NZ
Inspired by Lake Wānaka in Te Wai Pounamu, acclaimed artist Louise Potiki Bryant presents a striking dance film that explores our consciousness and emotional state, embodied within the word “roto” meaning both “lake” and “within”. With this film the lake becomes a metaphor for our consciousness, and the surface of the lake is likened to our emotional state.
Komako-Aroha Silver (Māori) 2017 13min NZ
A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.
Neihana Lowe (Māori) 2017 4 min NZ
A film that uses spoken word to confront questions about cultural identity.
Ryan Alexander Lloyd (Māori) 2017 7 min NZ
A tender portrait of a seemingly elusive father is told through the memories of his daughters. A bold short film with with an original score and sound design by Rosalind Hall (THE SILENT EYE)
Lucy Suess 2018 13 min NZ
Shadow Cut is a portrait of the intimate relationship between artistic and thoughtful fifteen-year-old Boy and his best friend, Girl. Boy and Girl decide to take the long way home from school. But when Girl senses Boy is hiding something, their romp around their small rural town soon exposes their dreams, fears and secrets. Ultimately leading to a late night decision, that could change their lives forever.
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
Any Beyersdorf 2017 15 min Australia
A single mother living on the fringes of society with her two girls wakes in the night with a unique problem – a light, shining from within her – taking over her life as it takes over her body. With Whirimako Black and music by Leonard Cohen (sung by SAY LOU LOU) and composed by John Kilbey.
Lani-Rain Felton (Māori) 2018 15 min NZ (NOTE: MATURE CONTENT R RATING)
A couple faced with a small animal's suffering don't know what to do; she suggests stepping on its head but he prefers to cover it up.