special event

NATIVE IN NUHAKA

The first ever screening of new documentary NATIVE IN NUHAKA was held as part of the Wairoa Maori Film Awards night.

ABOUT NATIVE IN NUHAKA

SYNOPSIS
 Award winning director Hiona Henare presents this warm and heartfelt short documentary based on a small village in New Zealand where the community gather each year to support Leo Koziol, their local film buff, and his international Maori film festival.

Set against the back drop of the annual Wairoa Maori film festival in idyllic Nuhaka, where local and international filmmakers gather annually to celebrate indigenous films and storytelling. Now in its 12th year, the Wairoa Maori film festival is the first and only film festival in New Zealand run by a local Maori whanau, the Koziol family.

Cast:
Huia Kaporangi Koziol, Leo Koziol, Arthur Williams, George Nuku, Tracey Tawhiao, Jordan Koziol, Rebecca Batistich, Matthew Randall, Geoff Hole, Ngahiwi Tomoana and Shannon Mckenzie.

Produced by: Hiona Henare & Louisa Tipene Opetaia
Associate Producers: Leo Koziol, Brendon King, Jenny Fraser & Nicola Anne Smith
Executive Producer: Hiona Henare
Editors: Hiona Henare & Craig Commanda
Camera: Hiona Henare & Gabriel Muller
Sound: Gabriel Muller
Second Unit: Paul Janman & Chelcie Harman
Music Score: Craig Commanda

KIRIATA WAIROA: WAIROA STORIES

POSSUM by Dave Whitehead, whose whanau hail from Nuhaka, Wairoa and Whangara.

POSSUM by Dave Whitehead, whose whanau hail from Nuhaka, Wairoa and Whangara.

GAIETY THEATRE, WAIROA, 3 PM SATURDAY June 3 2017

KIRIATA WAIROA: WAIROA STORIES

MOHAKA

Director Jharaiz Kiriona (Maori) 2017 3 min NZ
The latest music video from Toni Huata tells a story of her home village of Mohaka.

POSSUM

Director/Writer Dave Whitehead (Māori) 2017 15 min NZ

Set in New Zealand in the 1970s, Possum is a tale of two young brothers who accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. At odds with each other, the two hatch a plan to head into the woods and hunt for a notorious possum named Scar. Possum is a short film based on a true story between director Dave Whitehead and his older brother Nathan, based on when they grew up in rural Wairoa. Filmed in Otaki.

HOPUKIA TE TAO

2016 3 mins NZ

NZ On Air Best Music Video of the Year - Waiata Maori Awards. Toni Huata featuring Aunty Dr. Rose Rangimarie Pere.

 

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.

SPIRIT WOMEN

1.30 pm sunday june 4, gaiety theatre, wairoa

SPIRIT WOMEN A divination of microcosmic films


Art Director: Hiona Henare
Producer: Hiona Henare
Editor: Rongotai Lomas
Artists: (please see below)

  
SPIRIT WOMEN brings together a tapestry of unique self film portraits made by indigenous women from Aotearoa, Fiji, North America, Phillippines, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and Australia. 
 

Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo

Visual artist, FILMMAKER Country~Philippines TribalAffiliation: southern Tagalog region www.obradeHIYAS.com

Stephanie Big Eagle

ARTIST / ENVIRONMENTALIST /ACTIVIST / Cultural advocate Country~Northern California, UnitedStates TribalAffiliation: Ihanktowan DakotaOyate, Kul WicasaOyate & Haudenosaunee www.facebook.com/StandingRockTattoo

Julia Mage'au Gray

DANCER / Traditional TATTOOIST / VISUALARTIST Country~New Zealand, PapuaNew Guinea,Australia Tribal affiliation: Inawi Village, Mekeo, Central Province, PapuaNew Guinea & non indigenousAustralian www.melanesianmarks.com/about-julia

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Malia Hulleman

MESSENGER OF ALOHA

Country~Hawaiʻi /USA TribalAffiliation: Kanaka Maoli www.glamour.com/story/what-i-learned-fighting-on-the-front-lines-a t-standing-rock

Becs Arahanga

Acupuncturist / FilmMaker / Buddhist Country~New Zealand TribalAffiliation: Kai Tahu,Ngati Raukawa www.facebook.com/Laundry-290209121362005

Rosary Spence

Singer/Songwriter /Actor /Designer / Cultural Educator / Cree Language Teacher Country~Toronto, Canada TribalAffiliation: Mushkegowuk cree, fort albany first nation www.rosaryspence.com https://twitter.com/rosaryspence

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Jenny Fraser

ARTIST Country~East CoastAustralia TribalAffiliation: Yugambeh http://jennyfraser.blogspot.co.nz

Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone

Traditional Tattooist / CultureAdvocate Country~Nome,Alaska TribalAffiliation:Alaskan Iñupiaq www.imgrum.org/user/kunaq/266625862

Donita Hulme

Community arts culturaldevelopment & videoartist Country~sydney,Australia TribalAffiliation:vasu nadroga, fiji, kai lancashire england https://theveiqiaproject.com/artists/donita-hulme https://twitter.com/culturalchamp

Laura Grizzlypaws

ARTIST/ACADEMIC / CULTURALADVISOR Country~Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada TribalAffiliation: St’at’imc www.facebook.com/Laura-Grizzlypaws-1535683686743964 www.youtube.com/user/cwvlcwvlvpcen1

Tracey Tawhiao

PAINTER / POET / MULTI PLATFORM CREATIVEARTIST Country~Piha,Auckland,New Zealand TribalAffiliation:Ngai Te Rangi, Tuwharetoa, Whakatohea www.facebook.com/houseoftaonga

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Tina Ngata

Artist /Academic / Environmentalist / Blogger Country~New Zealand TribalAffiliation:Ngati Porou www.facebook.com/thenonplasticmaori