HAWAIIKI

For a young Maori girl it’s the first day at school, the first day without the security of her parents. Raised with Mäori culture as her basis she is about to enter a foreign environment with little understanding of their culture nor they of hers. For someone so young she is aware of adult things such as poverty and stress and understands the economic limitations her family lives within. However they have something far more valuable than money - a love for each other and for their culture and its stories.

JENNY FRASER'S NAME THAT MOVIE

'name that movie' the screen-based world - is it the reflector or the director? do we imitate it, or does it imitate us? ‘name that movie’ explores common colonisation techniques through the “gods eye” of mainstream movies with an international reach. when witnessing a recurring action, some say ‘i’ve seen that movie’. it is an ambiguous expression of dismissal / resignation / fatigue, recognising predictability and history repeating itself. unless of course you haven’t seen the movie or are unaware of the history, then the expression is a way of opening up discussion. naming and defining is a way of breaking down the power of neo-liberal actions. in this instance ‘name that movie’ is a video that’s set up like a game, a drinking game maybe? the object of the game is to guess the movie through summary cues and a film excerpt. there are only nine (re)colonisation techniques named here, but there are plenty more. if you don’t recognise these movies then when you’re next on the couch – keep your sharp eye open. if you do recognise these colonisation techniques, then you need to get off the couch – with your sharp tongue! keep naming the movies.

KAIKOHE DEMOLITION

Hot pools, whanau, smashing up cars & philosophy. Cult New Zealand documentary. 52 minutes. The Kaikohe Car Club presents: Uncle Bim, John Derby King Zielinski, Ben Haretuku & the people of Kaikohe in KAIKOHE DEMOLITION courtesy of Pictures for Anna www.florianhabicht.com

AOTEAROA NOW

Documentary/Experimental/16:9/10mins "In the spaces in between, in the regional qualities of silence, something was missing. Even in the age of infill housing and noise control officers, much of New Zealand seemed to be on close terms with abstraction." Steve Braunias (2012). Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World. Aotearoa Now is a meditative journey into the New Zealand landscape. An experimental mosaic of image and sound. A really bad tourism campaign. Filming took place over a two month period in 2014, with locations spanning all over the country. A majority of the footage came about from aimlessly driving down unknown roads, hoping for anything perfectly mundane to reveal itself. Director | Camera | Editor - Ryan Fielding Music - Rowan Pierce Sound Design - Andrew Moore, Ryan Fielding Assistant - Sarah Burton Web Design - Studio By & Large Special Thanks to friends, family, and everyone featured in the film. http://aotearoanow.com/ http://studiobyandlarge.com/ © Aotearoa Now | 2015