MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL
Māoriland Film Festival is an international indigenous film festival that celebrates indigenous voices and story telling in film. Each March, Māoriland brings films and their creators to Ōtaki on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast for five days of screenings, workshops and special events.
TĀRIA TAKU MOKO MĀORI KI NGĀ KIRIATA O TE WĀ
EMBED MY NATIVE SOUL IN FILM
What is indigenous film?
Indigenous films are works created by individuals or groups of people who identify as belonging to a particular people or place. Indigeneity can be characterised by language, spiritual beliefs, a close connection to the land and unique cultural practices.
‘How does your native soul inform your work?’
Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse perspectives of indigenous peoples from around the globe. At Māoriland you may see films from as far abroad as the Sámi people of Northern Europe to indigenous stories of North America, Asia and the Pacific. The films themselves are as diverse as the people – from comedies to drama to documentary. At Māoriland, you will laugh, you may cry and hopefully, you will go home inspired.
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