KAHUNGUNU MARAE, 2.30 PM SUNDAY JUNE 3
Philadelphia Mete King (Māori) 2017 5 min NZ
A film that brings us along for the ride with a local community working to help inanga (whitebait).
NOA AND NOEL
Chris Wong (Anishinaabe), Candy Ranae Fox, Howard Adler 15 min 2017 New Zealand English, Cree & Maori w/ Eng. Subs
A Beautiful conversation and exchange between a Cree Elder, Noel Starblanket, and a Maori language speaker, Noa Campbell.
Jules Koostachin 2017 16 min Canada
NiiSoTeWak translates to “walking the path together”, and Cree traditional teachings claim that although identical twins are born with two separate bodies, they share only one heart. Through the eyes of spirited ten-year-old Inninewak (Cree) twin boys, Tapwewin (Speaking Truth) and Pawaken (Totem) explore and question the essence of their Being in relation to the world and people around them.
Jarryd O'Keefe 2017 3 min Australia
A warrior chief in a small village in Vanuatu prepares for a traditional war dance ceremony that honours the ancestral culture of his people.
Viveka Frost 2018 4 min Venezuela, Bolivian Republic
A short poetic documentary film about Indigenous Identity.
AKAU - BEGINNINGS
Rowena Baines 2016 11 min NZ
This short documentary follows the story of Te Teira Rakete, one of the first students to participate in the Akau architecture and design course in Kaikohe. Despite coming from humble beginnings, he is empowered by the chance to help design a local marae and the door to his future opens wide.
Courtney Montour 2017 10 min Canada
79-year-old Louis Diabo battles against the construction of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway during the 1950s to save his farm and the Kahnawake Mohawk community. Flat Rocks weaves together breathtaking present-day footage of Kahnawake with archival photos dating back over 80 years revealing the community’s way of life threatened by the Seaway. A poetic narration in the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language voices the community’s connection to the water.
SEARCHING FOR THE BONE PEOPLE
Zihán Chang 2017 25 Min New Zealand
Mathilde Caër, a young French Literature scholar came to New Zealand in search of her long-time literary hero, Keri Hulme. She decided to undertake a journey with the view of fulfilling her fascination with the land and the people.