MANA WAHINE SHORTS
Kahungunu Marae 6 pm Friday May 31
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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)