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
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.