KIRIATA AOTEAROA

1 pm Saturday June 3 Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

KIRIATA AOTEAROA: AOTEAROA Shorts (56 min)

TE AO NUI O NGĀ HUE

Director Sebastian J. Lowe 2016 8 min NZ

A short experimental film that explores how taonga pūoro practitioners (traditional Māori instruments) come into dialogue with the voices of the atua, or the multiple deities.

MARATHON

Director Sebastian Vidal Bustamante 2017 19 min NZ

Marathon is an uplifting drama focused on music teacher Philip, who battles neurosis and an existential crisis to find healing through running.

DATE NIGHT

Director Amanda Phillips Writer/Producer Kahurangi Carter (Māori) 2017 13 min NZ

A colourful New Zealand comedy/drama short film that captures a day in the life of Lily(Carter), a beautiful and caring Maori solo mum and her two high voltage children Tahi and Pipi. Lilly wants nothing more than to go on her date night but life gets in the way.

TREE

Director Lauren Jackson 2017 16 min NZ

One evening Alisi, a New Zealand Tongan teen, climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must decide whether to bow to tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.