Kiriata Ngahere

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

KIRIATA NGĀHERE
BUSH CINEMA

Morere Hall 7 pm to 10 pm Sunday June 2

Part 1 (7 pm)

TAKE (Hinemihi Marae, Archival Photograph)

TAKE (Hinemihi Marae, Archival Photograph)

Take

Director Victoria Hunt, Producer Margot Nash, 9 minutes, Australia, Documentary, Short

Set in the liminal spaces between history and emotion TAKE unfolds a story of origins, of traumatic events and colonial violence. Cast: Victoria Hunt. Language: English, Māori.

SPARROW

SPARROW

Sparrow

Director Welby Ings Producer Robin Murphy 15 minutes New Zealand, Short

When the truth behind a family myth is exposed, a young boy finds the strength to stand up for himself in an unusual way.

EMKHATSINI BETWEEN

EMKHATSINI BETWEEN

Emkhatsini (Between)

Director Toa Stappard, Writer Toa Stappard, Producer Toa Stappard, Sindisiwe Nxumalo

14 minutes, United Kingdom, Short

A woman finds herself, lost in the deserted Swazi outback when she tries to locate an elusive community leader. Cast: Sindisiwe Nxumalo, Ntando Nxumalo, Zweli Maseko, Mhlaba Dlamini.

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

The Moon and The Night

Director Erin Lau, 19 minutes, United States, Short

In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.

Part 2 (8 pm)

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

The Pit Where We Were Born

Director Alexander Bocchieri, Writer Alexander Bocchieri, Producer Matthew Nagato, Anela Ling, Bryson Chun, 12 minutes, United States, Experimental, Short

A father and son reunite around the family 'imu of their Wai'anae farm, to reckon with addiction, control, and a past that continues to color their future.

TEETH

TEETH

Teeth

Director Aaron Schnobrich, Writer Aaron Schnobrich, Producer Ciara Lacy, 13 minutes, United States, Documentary

Teeth is an intimate portrait of sex trafficking in the Aloha state.  Hawaiian grandmother Angelica’s healing from sexual abuse as a child parallels the fixing of knocked out and rotten teeth. Aloha is replacing her pain and an ever-present fight to survive.

MAUKA TO MAKAI

MAUKA TO MAKAI

Mauka To Makai

Director Jonah Okano, Alika Maikau, Writer Alika Maikau, Producer Kelsie Greene

25 minutes, United States, Short

Mauka To Makai offers an unfiltered window in to a day in the lives of two cousins, who, while traveling from Kāneʻohe to Kailua, grapple with their identity, vices, and the familial bonds that make and break them. Cast: Holden Mandrial-Santos, Kawika Kahiapo, Ehulani Kane, Tira Akina, Kauikeolani Goodness, Guy Copeland, Ponialoha Pali

Part 3 (9 pm)

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE

The Tree and the Pirogue

Director Sébastien Marques, Writer Sébastien Marques, Producer Sébastien Marques, Mélissa Malinbaum, 25 Minutes, France, Short

The life of a Melanesian tribe is disrupted by the progressive arrival of modernity. Iabe, a young Melanesian, finds this change very hard to cope with and gets lost between his traditions and this modernity. Cast: Iabe Lapacas, Jean-Pierre Swan, Maurice Haeweng.

808

808

808

Director Meilani Wenska, Writer Meilani Wenska, Producer Meilani Wenska, Robert Amico - Supervising Producer, 14 minutes, United States, Short

808 is an emotional thriller of a film.  The Hawaiian culture, land, and its exploitation are woven throughout the story as Kai, a lonely Hawaiian woman yearning to reconnect with her children, returns home. Cast: Meilani Wenska, Joneé Shady, Evie Abat, Faleolo Alaima, Taani Fuahala, Armond Kinard, Robert Amico, Pamela Keith, Keoleihi Howe.

THE LAST TAXI DANCE

THE LAST TAXI DANCE

Last Taxi Dance

Director Brayden Yoder, Writer Brayden Yoder, Producer Ciara Lacy, Robert Bates, Concepcion Alicino, Brayden Yoder, 18 minutes, United States, Short

In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. But when his dance tickets run out, she is left with a harsh choice – for when the dancing stops, this man will die. Cast: Danielle Zalopany, Max Holtz, Cyndi Mayo