Mana Wahine Shorts

Donita Hume SPIRIT WOMON

Donita Hume SPIRIT WOMON

MANA WAHINE SHORTS

Kahungunu Marae 6 pm Friday May 31

You ripped out my mother tongue

You ripped out my mother tongue

 YOU RIPPED OUT MY MOTHER TONGUE

Director Tessa Williams, 4 minutes, New Zealand, Short 

Only a mere 4 generations ago Maori children in New Zealand were physically and mentally punished for speaking their own language, it was the European settlers attempt to assimilate Maori into the English way of life. This is my mother's journey without Te Reo Māori, she aches for this lost knowledge. Cast: Jacqueline Parekura Russell, Jaquey Te Wairua Williams

FALLING UP

FALLING UP

FALLING UP

Director Chelsie Preston Crayford (Ngāti Kahungunu ō Wairoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Tūwharetoa), Writer Chelsie Preston Crayford, Producer Andrew Marshall, 13 minutes, New Zealand, Short 

Falling Up unravels the exhaustion, grief and heartache of relationship breakdown while revealing the mundane joy, the unending love and the quiet triumph of young motherhood.  Cast: Chelsie Preston Crayford, Olive Crayford Edwards, Anton Tenet.

OCHISKWACHO

OCHISKWACHO

OCHISKWACHO

Director Jules Koostachin, Writer Jules Koostachin, Producer Jules Koostachin,  15 minutes, Canada, Short 

Ochiskwacho is a sacred being, known to many Indigenous people as a spiritual messenger. Kokoom, an elderly (spiritually ailing) two-spirit woman has to decide whether to stay with her grandchildren or follow the Ochiskwacho. Cast: Giselle Pare-Ramirez, Gloria Eshkibok, Tapwewin Koostachin-Chakasim, Pawaken Koostachin-Chakasim, Mahiigan Koostachin.

ONYOTA'A:KA KHALE TSI'TKALÙ:TO ONEIDA AND TORONTO

ONYOTA'A:KA KHALE TSI'TKALÙ:TO
ONEIDA AND TORONTO

ONYOTA'A:KA KHALE TSI'TKALÙ:TO
ONEIDA AND TORONTO

Director Judith Schuyler, Writer Judith Schuyler, Producer Judith Schuyler, Amee Le, 3 minutes, Canada, Experimental, Short 

This self-reflective work utilizes a spilt screen to examine ways of life for people of the Onyota'a:ka (people of the standing stone) both in the city of Toronto and on the Oneida Nation Settlement.

SPIRIT WOMON

SPIRIT WOMON

SPIRIT WOMON

Directors Various, Producer Hiona Henare, 27 minutes, New Zealand, Documentary 

Eleven indigenous women from around the earth were invited to share a piece of wisdom about being indigenous today. And to support the magnificent diversity of indigenous women everywhere. The higher purpose of this project is to magnify the visibility and the voice of these women on a big screen.

Spirit Womon:

  • Stephanie Big Eagle (U.S.A)

  • Donita Hulme (Fiji | Australia)

  • Tracey Tawhiao (New Zealand)

  • Rosary Spence (Canada)

  • Becs Arahanga (New Zealand)

  • Jenny Fraser (Australia)

  • Tina Ngata (New Zealand)

  • Laura Grizzly Paws (Canada)

  • Hiyas Baldermor Bagabaldo (Phillipines)

  • Malia Hulleman (Hawaii)

  • Majorie Kunaq Tahbone (Alaska)