MĀORI FILM AWARDS

Toni Huata, performing live at the Maori film awards 2017!

Toni Huata, performing live at the Maori film awards 2017!

6 pm Saturday June 3, Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

WAIROA MAORI FILM AWARDS

The annual Wairoa Maori Film Awards take place once again at the stunning Gaiety Theatre! Join us on the red carpet for another evening of celebration of the best in Maori, Pasifika and international indigenous cinema!

6 pm Reception

7 pm Maori Film Awards Officially Begins

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: POI 360 & TONI HUATA

There will be two stunning musical performances on the evening: POI 360 LIVE will open the Awards evening, with live Poi performance to the stunning immages of Poi 360 on the giant screen.

Then as the Centrepiece of the festival will be live musical performance by TONI HUATA!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TAME ITI

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Musical performances * Kai & Korero * Bar

Screening as part of the evening's celebration will be:

I ROTO I TE KUPENGA

Directors Charlotte Graham (Māori), Sam Ryan 2017 3 min NZ

A Collaborative art piece between Charlotte Graham and Samuel Ryan addressing the issue of ocean acidification. This was part of Charlotte Graham's exhibition Waikawa.

POI THE HEARTBEAT OF A NATION

Directors Lanita Ririnui-Ryan & Amomai Pihama 2017 22 min (Partial) NZ

As a timeless indigenous instrument of Aotearoa, it has an artistic beat that enamors the world. At first sight, the poi can be simply described as a ball on the end of a string. For Māori, it is the heartbeat of a nation and an extension of themselves.