MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHENUA

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A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONNECTING US TO THE LAND

SCREENS ON THE 24TH MARCH AT 10:45 AM AT THE CIVIC THEATRE

ISLET

Directed by Andrew John Fakaua Ponton
Tuvalu
2015

Caught looking at naughty magazines, a thirteen-year-old boy must now navigate through the torments of his ultra conservative South Pacific island community.

AINA: THAT WHICH FEEDS US

Directed by Josh Thorne
Hawaii
2015

AINA (pronounced “eye-nah”) means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a simple yet effective path for addressing some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai – and the entire world. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as AINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet. “When we look at agriculture globally, it is the largest interface between humans and the environment. Agriculture is either going to make us or break us.”–Don Heacock, Biologist, from AINA.

NEIL DISCOVERS THE MOON

Directed by Steven Paul Judd
USA
2011

It’s one giant step for man, one giant leap backwards for mankind in this cheeky re-imagining of the lunar landing.

8 SEASONS

Directed by Oskar Òstergren
Sweden
2014

Through the backdrop of endlessly shifting seasons, eight Sámi artists discuss their relationship to their practice, land and nature while revealing glimpses into Sámi culture, past and present. This stunning film uses the eight-season Sámi calendar as the framework to explore the land, culture and climates of Sápmi and takes viewers on an unforgettable journey to a deeply Indigenous landscape. 8 Seasons is a feast for the senses and the soul.

 

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