Culture is like love -- if you hold tight, you'll be OK. That's the message of Mou Piri, a South Pacific love song that has touched hearts around the world. The film explores the importance of music and dance in Cook Islands culture, through the story of a romantic song that has become synonymous with island weddings.
Official site: http://to.pbs.org/2tjshnZ | #PBSFilmFest The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets some unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.
Set in a Maori women's rugby team, Tits on a Bull follows Phoenix, the young star player, as she struggles to choose between her longtime friendship with aging coach Rusty or her new relationship with lesbian team-captain, Mel.
Shot on location in Rotorua, New Zealand, Tits on a Bull has won Best Short Film Prizes at the Screen Writers Awards of New Zealand and the Wairoa Maori Film festival and has screened at over thirty film festivals around the globe.
Left alone with just her spiritual guides a young Māori girl upholds the sovereignty of her tribe to protect the land for future generations. Based on the true story of the filmmaker's great grandmother, Ahi Kā (the long burning fires) won the prestigious Best Narrative Short Prize at 2015's Hawaii International Film Festival.