DAY 2

24 MARCH 2016

9:30 – 12 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

9:30 – 10:30 AM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

Clouds of Autumn Sq

MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHĀNAU

CLOUDS OF AUTUMN

Directed by Trevor Mack (Tsilhqot’in), Taylor Blais
Canada
2015

MAAP MORDAK – SKIN DEEP

Directed by Dot West (Ngoongar)
Australia
2014

JAHKI LI LEAT JAGI VIELLJA – THIS YEAR IS NOT LAST YEAR’S BROTHER

Directed by Mai-Lis Eira (Sámi )
Norway
2014

 

10:45 – 12:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

Bert and Weiwei

MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHENUA

ISLET

Directed by Andrew John Fakaua Ponton
Tuvalu
2015

BERT AND WEIWEI

Directed by Daniel Edward Hyde (Navajo-Belize)
USA
2014

AINA: THAT WHICH FEEDS US

Directed by Josh Thorne
Hawaii
2015

 

1 – 2 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE | SCHOOLS ONLY

VOYAGE INTO THE DEPTHS OF KANALOA SQ

VOYAGE INTO THE DEPTHS OF KANALOA

Directed by Ruben Carrillo
USA
2015

This coming of age film captures the history making voyage of 14 students from Halau Holomoana on a 1500 mile journey of a lifetime. Lead by Bonnie Kahape’a-Tanner, the students train for months to prepare themselves for a 10 day open ocean sail to Papahanaumokuakea. A dream that began years before would be realized aboard the 96 foot schooner named Makani Olu.

The film chronicles the transformation of 3 high school seniors. For one a struggle to find himself leads to a confrontation with the law and would threaten his chance of boarding the vessel. For another, his love of the ocean would become his career of choice. And the third, she would experience a deep unexplainable connection to her ancestors, unable to describe the sense of feeling at home in a place more than 400 miles away from the only home sheʻd ever known.

The voyage named Ola I Ke Au A Kanaloa charts a course leaving the security and familiarity of home into a realm they had only studied about, challenging even the strongest of them. Along with modern instrumentation students used traditional way finding techniques steering by the stars and swells.

2:05 – 3 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

DAVE WHITEHEAD SQ

MFF KŌRERO #1 DAVE WHITEHEAD SOUND WORKSHOP

In both 2014 and 2015, Dave Whitehead has enchanted Māoriland Film Festival audiences as he breaks down what it takes to make the sound behind a film.

In 2016 he will return for another year of exciting and intriguing industry insights!

Dave Whitehead (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu) is one of New Zealand’s foremost sound designers. With over 20 years experience in the film industry, his credits span numerous Hollywood blockbusters which includes Lord of the Rings, District 9, The Hobbit, Elysium, The Adventures of TinTin and many more.

When asked about how being Māori informs his craft, Dave Whitehead says that he injects his Māori perspective and knowledge of different methods of creating sound into every work that he produces.

3:15 – 4:30 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA | SCHOOLS ONLY

Clouds of Autumn Sq

MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHĀNAU

CLOUDS OF AUTUMN

Directed by Trevor Mack (Tsilhqot’in), Taylor Blais
Canada
2015

MAAP MORDAK – SKIN DEEP

Directed by Dot West (Ngoongar)
Australia
2014

 

JAHKI LI LEAT JAGI VIELLJA – THIS YEAR IS NOT LAST YEAR’S BROTHER

Directed by Mai-Lis Eira (Sámi )
Norway
2014

 

3:30 – 5 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

AHO'EITU SQUARE

MFF KŌRERO #2 FILM MAKING IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

AHO’EITU

DIRECTED BY JEREMIAH TAUAMITI, VEA MAFILE’O
TONGA
2013

Based on the Tongan legend, Aho’eitu leaves his mother to find his father Tagaloa in the heavens. On his quest he finds out that he also has brothers, but will they accept him as their own? And will Tagaloa acknowledge his son, and who will take his place as his heir, the first king, the Tu’i Tonga.

The screening of Aho’Eitu will be accompanied by a panel discussion on film making in the Pacific Islands.

5-6 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

e tu whanau sq

PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW AWARD WINNING E TU WHĀNAU FILMS

6 – 7:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

HISTORIAS DE LA SIERRA MADRE SQ

HISTORIAS DE LA SIERRA MADRE

Directed by Omar Osiris Ponce Nava
Mexico
2014

Deep in the breathtaking landscape of Western Mexico’s Sierra Madres, the Wixarika (Huichol) and Nayeri (Cora) people are under threat of losing their traditional land and waters that are at the root of their most sacred ceremonies. In this cinematic and gripping documentary, director Ponce Nava captures their vital stories detailing their plight, one that has a strong resonance with other struggles around the world.

8:30 – 10 PM | ŌTAKI MĀORI RACING CLUB

BORN TO DANCE SQ

BORN TO DANCE

Directed by Tammy Davis (Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui a Paparangi)
Aotearoa
2015

Choreographed by world champion Parris Goebel and featuring some of the best hip hop dancers in the world, Born to Dance is New Zealand’s first dance movie..

Tu Kaea (champion hip hop dancer Tia Maipi) has the chance to audition for K-Crew, the best hip hop crew in the country, but he has to go behind the backs of his home crew and his best friend Benjy (Stan Walker: Mt Zion, The X Factor NZ). Things get even more complicated when he starts falling for Sasha (Kherington Payne: Fame, The Dance Scene), the girlfriend of K-Crew’s leader.

When Tu’s old crew and new crew clash, he has to make a decision that will change his life forever. Caught between who he is and who he wants to be, Tu must find the strength to make his own breaks.

8:30 – 10 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE 

MEKKO SQ

MEKKO

Directed by Sterlin Harjo (Seminole Creek)
USA
2015

Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. He has no home or family so he makes his way to Tulsa. He tries to connect with a cousin but she turns him away. With nowhere to go Mekko ends up sleeping on the streets. He is taken in by the homeless native community. At times jovial, there is a dark undercurrent to the community. He begins having issues with a man named Bill. Bill is pure evil. Convinced that this man is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of this ‘witch’. It’s a story of redemption, and hope. Mekko is in search of his home and the strength to forgive himself of his past.

 
 

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