DAY 3

25 MARCH 2016

9:30 – 10:30 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

bsque sq

SHORT FILMS FROM BASQUE TO BOLIVIA

‘Basque people consider ourselves indigenous, we have our own culture, language or cosmogony, our own gods, sports or dances and music. Our own way to communicate or understand life. Of course, Basque people is already involved in the globalization process, the urban culture is quite similar everywhere; but we still keep some traditions and old uses, though –fortunately- it is more a question of culture than an ethnical question.’

HAUSPO SOINUA

Directed by Inaz Fernandez
2000

TOPEKA

Directed by Asier Altuna
2002

ARTALDE

Directed by Asier Altuna
2010
 

MINERITA – A western about women –

Directed by Raúl de la Fuente
2013
Spain

9:30 – 10:30 AM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

The League Sq

MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHAKAPAPA

THE LEAGUE

DIRECTED BY JENNA J. NEEPIN
CANADA
2014

TAMA

DIRECTED BY RYAN ALEXANDER LLOYD (NGĀI TAHU)
AOTEAROA
2014

CORAL


DIRECTED BY GIACOMO MARTELLI
SAMOA
2015

NETTA JONES

DIRECTED BY PABLO ARAUS LOBOS
AOTEAROA
2015

SIVA (SAMOA)

DIRECTED BY PATI UMAGA
AOTEAROA
2015

THE GAMBLER

DIRECTED BY ANDREW SCARANO
AUSTRALIA
2015

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

water sq

MFF KŌRERO #3 INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS DISCUSS THEIR CHALLENGES

What challenges are face by indigenous filmmakers in 2016? How has their experiences changed over time and where do they hope to go next?

This Māoriland Kōrero will feature a short films screening accompanied by a panel discussion featuring Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe.

Panel members to be announced soon!

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

Karakia Sq

MĀORILAND SHORTS | WAIRUA

KARAKIA THE RESETTING CEREMONY

DIRECTED BY SASHA HUBER (SWISS-HAITIAN)
AOTEAROA
2015

NAJI

DIRECTED BY KIMBERLEY WEST
AUSTRALIA
2015

KARROYUL

DIRECTED BY KELRICK MARTIN
AUSTRALIA
2015

TAI WHETUKI

DIRECTED BY LISA REIHANA
AOTEAROA
2015

UULX (THE SCRATCHER)

DIRECTED BY BANCHI HANUSE (NUXALK)
CANADA
2015

AHO’EITU

DIRECTED BY JEREMIAH TAUAMITI, VEA MAFILE’O
TONGA
2015

TIHEI

DIRECTED BY HAMISH BENNETT (TE ARAWA, NGĀPUHI, KĀI TAHU)
AOTEAROA
2015

1 – 2:15 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

first nations films sq

FIRST NATIONS FILMS

FRESH FROM THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM FESTIVAL

A selection of short films that have screened at imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto. Titles to be announced.

1 – 2 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

sapmi sq

SÁPMI NATIONS

FRESH FROM THE SKÁBMAGOVAT FILM FESTIVAL

A selection of short films that have screened at Skábmagovat Film Festival. Titles to be announced.

2:10 – 3:10 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

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HEENETIINEYOO3EIHIIHO’ | THE LANGUAGE HEALERS

Directed by Brian McDermott
2014

Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho’ (Language Healers) tells the story of Native Peoples striving to revitalize their languages. We learn about the importance of Native languages and cultures in Alaska from a Yup’ik dog musher and a Tlingit carver of wood and metal. The film then takes us to a school in Wisconsin where we hear the story of a seventh grade girl who was recently punished for speaking a few words of the Menominee language.

We learn more about the fight against language loss through visiting a Euchee (Yuchi) immersion school in Oklahoma where only four fluent elder speakers remain. We also meet National Geographic Fellow and Swarthmore College linguistics professor K. David Harrison who introduces us to his innovative online talking dictionaries project for Indigenous languages. Finally, we travel to Montana where Neyooxet Greymorning, an inventive Arapaho professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, has been perfecting a method to quickly save these disappearing national treasures.

2:30 – 4 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

australia sq

ABORIGINAL FILMMAKING | THE NEW WAVE

A series of short films from Aboriginal film makers accompanied by a post screening panel.

 

3:30 – 5 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE 

Jilel Sq

JILEL

Directed by Suzanne Chutaro, Jack Niedenthal
Marshall Islands
2014

A beautiful Marshallese girl’s concern for her vanishing, low lying islands causes her to discover a way to change the entire world in order to save her beloved homeland. A global warming fairy tale.

4:15 – 5:15 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

Native American Films sq

NATIVE AMERICAN FILMS

A series of short films from Native American film makers accompanied by a post screening panel.

6 – 7:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE 

Jilel Sq

AINA & CLOUD MAKERS

AINA | THAT WHICH FEEDS US

Directed by Josh Thorne
Hawaii
2015

CLOUD MAKERS

Directed by Rachel Deutsch
Canada
2013

 

5:30 – 7 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

NFL sq

IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST

Directed by Tony Vainuku (Tongan American) and Erika Cohn
USA/HAWAII
2015

In Football We Trust is an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the Nfl. A contemporary American story, the film transports viewers deep inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the chief sources for the modern influx of Pacific Islander NFLers.

With unprecedented access and shot over a four year time period, the film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football. Directed by first time feature filmmakers Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, In Football We Trust takes us into the lives of these high school athletes and their families.

8 – 9:30 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

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.

8 – 9:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

FIRE SONG SQ

FIRE SONG

Directed by Adam Garnet Jones (Cree-Métis)
Canada
2015

Shane dreams of leaving his reserve for the city so he can attend university and start a new life. A life where he can no longer hide the fact that he is gay and in love with his boyfriend, David. When Shane’s sister Destiny takes her own life, Shane’s whole world falls apart, making the future he’s been dreaming of seem impossible to reach. The first dramatic feature film by Adam Garnet Jones is a breathtaking and powerful story of identity and strength and features impressive performances by the cast, including screen legend Jennifer Podemski.

9:30 – 11 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

Chasing The Light Sq

CHASING THE LIGHT

Directed by Blackhorse Lowe (Diné)
USA
2015

Riggs, a depressed and struggling screenwriter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, begrudgingly goes with his drug-dealing friend, Many Goats, on a run that goes terribly wrong. A series of misadventures follows: bar fights, house parties, feuding couples and even a trip on the drug DMT. But none of these calamities can distract a dejected Riggs from his melodramatic thoughts of his ex-girlfriend. In this hilarious and dark film, Blackhorse calls on the rhythm of Slacker, the rich and sharp dialogue of Tarantino and the retro sensibility of Jim Jarmusch to create a unique and spectacular cinematic ride in his newest feature, scored by Nathan Young with music by Tenderizor, Lydell Mitchell, Toomuchloud and DE The Commoner.

 
 

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