MAORI SHORTS 2016
FRIDAY JUNE 3, 7 PM KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2 PM GAIETY THEATRE, WAIROA
THE SPECTACULAR IMAGINATION OF THE PŌHARA BROTHERS
Director Todd Karehana (Maori) NZ 8 min 2016
Nathan and Christian overhear their Mum needs money to pay her power bill before it's disconnected. With time running out and unsuccessful attempts at selling lemonade, they decide to sell flying lessons to a Grumpy Kuia (Whirimako Black). (PHOTO ABOVE)
THE LOST PEARL Director Temuera Morrison NZ/French Polynesia 2016
A young man travels to Tahiti in search of his past. What he finds will change him forever.
SMITHS AVE NZ 2016 Director/Writer Robert George (Maori/Samoan) 10 mins
An avant-garde look at when a young Maori (indigenous to New Zealand) man's routine is interrupted with a phone call from his estranged father which leaves him pondering events from his childhood before his father left him.
THE TURNING TIDE Directors Jason Taylor (Maori) & Adam Hogg 10 min 2016 NZ
A story about two boys as they ponder fishing stories of their ancestors in light of commercial activities that are impacting the local coastline and thus their way of life.
GOD KING AND COUNTRY
Directors Kiri Barber (Maori) & Terrance Raj Australia 13 mins 2016 DOP Fred Renata (Maori)
Inspired by a true story of the Maori Battalion in World War II. The reality of war sets in as Boogy, Hina, Rangi and Edison, find themselves trapped on enemy territory.
TAWHITI Director Tamati Ihaka (Maori) NZ 13 min 2016
Tawhiti is a Maori Language Sci Fi Relationship Drama. Ruanui has returned from Mars but instead of settling down like he promised, he tries to convince his wife and daughter to return with him to start a new life on Mars.