SCREENS ON THE 27TH MARCH AT 11:30 AM AT OTAKI MEMORIAL HALL
A PARISH APART
Directed by Sinead Donnelly
After spending a year as a hermit discerning his future within the Church Irish priest Father Eddie Condra reluctantly found himself at the helm of a small country parish in rural New Zealand.
With deep apprehension he embarked on a mission to be true to himself and true to his parishioners, and what happened awakened the region as Catholics discovered honesty, compassion and joy for a spirituality that truly reflected their experience of life.
VANUATU WOMEN’S WATER MUSIC
Directed by Tim Cole
The performers of the Vanuatu Women’s Water Music group hail from the remote northern tropical islands of Vanuatu. They travel the world performing the Na Mag and Ne Lang dances as a prelude to the mystical water music, dressed in their traditional costumes of Gaua and Mere Lava made from flowers and leaves, coconuts and pandanus. Their performance is truly mesmerizing as they reimagine the old with contemporary expressions of Matto – bringing together traditional beats and rhythms with ukulele-led melodies and soaring vocal harmonies.
The Water Music of Vanuatu is a performance that needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed.