ELLEN MELVILLE CENTRE, PIONEER WOMENS HALL
AUCKLAND 10 AM SATURDAY JULY 7
NOT JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN
Chris Davis 2017 31 Min New Zealand
Auckland's One Tree Hill is a much-loved local icon, known to many internationally through the U2 song. The silhouetted image of a single tree on the volcanic summit is burned into the mind of many New Zealanders - so when that tree was cut down by a Maori activist, it provoked a strong emotional response from many.
An act of poetic justice, the protest mirrored a much earlier attack on a sacred tree by British settlers - a point which was largely lost at the time. Some years later, following the recent replanting of the summit, film-maker Chris Davis visits the mountain, asking park-goers what they make of the incident now. Along the way, we discover why this place is so revered by Maori and non-Maori alike.
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.