SATURDAY JUNE 4, 9.30 AM KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
THE TONGUE OF NAKAA (9.30 AM)
Kiribati, 2016 Director/Writer Tom O’Halloran (Maori – Ngapuhi) 31 mins
On Makin, the northernmost island of Kiribati, we watch a community living as they have lived for thousands of years uninterrupted, absorbing the modern world while holding on to their customs and rituals. Time is irrelevant; they work co-operatively to sustain themselves, come together to entertain each other, not oblivious, but regardless of the rumblings of the outside world.
AN OBJECT THAT HAS SPIRIT (10.00 AM) Howard Adler • Canada • 26:43 • 2015 • English
Five Indigenous artists from across Canada come together for a collaborative seven-day intensive workshop. Their goal is to design a heritage marker to honour Indian Residential School Survivors and to commit their experiences to public memory.
OKU MOE MOEA – THE DREAM WHICH IS BIGGER THAN I AM(10.30 AM)
2016 Shona Hammond Boys 26 min NZ
The film traces the dilemmas of a young Maori Artist as he struggles to come to terms with his relationships, talents and future. Born with an abundance of creativity and living without a mentor in an isolated area, he becomes increasingly alienated from others. Set in Opotiki with the background scenery of Hukutaia Domain, the rivers, beautiful beaches the Childrens Art House and Opotiki Youth Art Murals.