KIRIATA PASIFIKA

11.15 am Saturday June 3, Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
12 pm sunday june 4, gaiety theatre, wairoa

KIRIATA PASIFIKA: Pasifika Shorts (60 min)

'AKA'ŌU: TĀTATAU IN THE COOK ISLANDS

Director Robert George (Cook Island Māori) 2016 4 min NZ/Cook Islands

An unlikely master of the traditional Polynesian art of Tātatau, Englishman Croc Coulter must pass on his knowledge to a new apprentice.

THE PROMISE OF PIHA

Director Hanelle Harris (Māori) 2016 16 min NZ

White Sunday weekend has arrived.  Amidst the harmonies, Pule struggles with the reality that he will soon be leaving this, his future sealed as a pastor in training at a prestigious Bible College in Samoa. But before he leaves, he will reveal his truth. ImagineNative 2016, mispon 2016. Starring Jeremiah Tauamiti.

MARIA

Director/Writer Jeremiah Tauamiti (Samoa) 2016 14 min NZ

An elderly Polynesian matriarch receives help from an unexpected visitor as she struggles to reunite her fractured family. HIFF 2016. Producer Karin Williams.

WAITING

Writer Samuel Kamu (Pasifika) Director Amberley Jo Aumua 2017 12 mins NZ (Unitec)

Two best friends become brothers as they wait for a life-changing phone-call.

I HAVE CURLS

Writer/Director Maria Vai (Tonga) 2017 14 min NZ

Charlotte’s Tongan roots come to surface. In order to embrace her identity, Charlotte must confront her mother’s secrets – with or without her blessing. (Unitec)