THROUGH OUR LENS

FILMMAKING IN TE MOANANUI A KIWA

Māori connect with other peoples of the Pacific through a shared ancestor – Kiwa, hence ‘Te Moananui a Kiwa – The great ocean of Kiwa’.

With support from UNESCO, MCT is taking 14 rangatahi Māori filmmakers to the Pacific in September, 2017. These young people are our filmmakers of the future and will travel to Rarotonga, Hawaii, Samoa and Tahiti to work with young people in each nation.

The 14 rangatahi were selected from a nationwide callout and workshopping process. They were chosen for their leadership qualities as well as their passion for film storytelling and an ability to share this passion and skills with their peers.

The aim of the project is to create new Mori film leaders who will connect and collaborate with their peers in the Pacific.

This will lead to the building of networks and future collaborations.

FREE FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS FOR RANGATAHI AGED 13 – 23

SAMOA

12 – 14 SEPTEMBER
10 AM – 4 PM
(FINISH AT 2 PM ON THE 14TH)

HIGH TECH YOUTH SAMOA
SAMOA COLLEGE VAIVASE-UTA ROAD
APIA

TO BOOK: TYRONE@HIGHTECHYOUTH.ORG

HAWAI’I

22 – 24 SEPTEMBER
10 AM – 4 PM
(FINISH AT 2 PM ON THE 24TH)

HAWAI’I WOMEN IN FILM
3167 WAI’ALAE AVENUE
HONOLULU

TO BOOK: MADDY@MAORILANDFILM.CO.NZ

RAROTONGA

29 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER
10 AM – 4 PM

TITIKIVEKA COLLEGE
TAKITIMU DISTRICT
COOK ISLANDS

TO BOOK: MO@MOTONE.BIZ

TAHITI

WATCH THIS SPACE

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

With your help we raised $7,140. Thank you to Alex Collins, Amey, Ann, Anne Salmond, Aunty Becs, Aunty Karyn, Aunty Trace & Uncle Rick, Caroline, CHARLIE, Dana, Daniel Northway-Frank, Dave Whitehead, Debi & Matiu Kapa, Defender Films, Dianne Romanos, Elaine Colquhoun, Emily, Geoff Lealand, Gina and Dee, Grace Mulvihill, Hahana Whanau, Haka Boy, Helen Hope, Ingrid Boberg, J Emery, Jack, Jacki Key, Jane Hakaraia and Family, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Jenny, Jess Bryan, John Allsopp, Jude Isaac, Kaeas Kaitautoko, Katy Wood, Kite, Lake92, Liam Maguren, Lynell Huria, Matthews Family, Monique Redmond, Ms Jahama, Ms Riley, Multinesia, Ngaire, Otaki Mail, Ozzy Osbourne, Penny Hagen, Philly <3, Pip & Waka, PiripiM, Pocklington, Raewyn, Renee, Renee’s Poetry Group, RO, Ronny and Hayley, Sandy Brimblecombe, Sylvia, Tainui Stephens, Tamehana Whanau O Pekerau Tautoko, Te Kawa Robb, Thomas Zepackic, Witehira Whānau.

MEET THE RANGATAHI

  • ANA SCOTNEY
    ACTOR/WRITER/CREATIVE

    22 YEARS OLD
    NGĀI TŪHOE

    EXP: Toi Whakaari, Director – DANCE OF LONELY BIRDS, Actor – THE BREAKER UPPERER’S, DROP DOWN GLOBE, BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES

  • ARIAH KAPA
    DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

    19 YEARS OLD
    TE AUPOURI

    EXP: Director – MĀORITANGA

  • AWA PUNA
    WRITER/DIRECTOR

    18 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI KAHUNGNUNU

    EXP: Writer, Director – Roxy 5 Supreme Award BLACK DOG, STATIC, ACCOMPANIED, PATHWAY

  • AYDRIANNAH TUIALI’I
    DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

    21 YEARS OLD
    NGĀPUHI, NGĀTI HĀMOA

    EXP: Director – NŌ ŌTAKI TE WAIRUA

  • BENJI TIMU
    DIRECTOR/ CAMERA

    23 YEARS OLD
    KUKI AIRANI, SAMOA

    EXP: EASTSIDE – UNTOLD, Director – DEAR LITTLE BROTHER, Actor – LIL SIS, SUNI-MAN

  • EVA HAKARAIA
    DIRECTOR/ EDITOR

    14 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI KAPUMANAWAWHITI, NGĀTI RAUKAWA, GERMAN

    EXP: Director – Outlook for Someday DOC Award Winner I LOVE WAIORONGOMAI

  • KAEA HAKARAIA-HOSKING
    DIRECTOR/ ACTOR

    13 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI KAPUMANAWAWHITI,NGĀTI RAUKAWA

    EXP: Presenter – Outlook For Someday Intermediate Award Winner KORO PUPPETEER, Director – HE TAONGA, WEHI

  • NIKAU WI NEERA
    DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN

    17 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI TOA RANGATIRA, NGĀTI RAUKAWA

    EXP: Score for The Common Touch, Roxy 5 Best Original Score 2017 for SOCK MESS MONSTER, Roxy 5 Supreme Award BLACK DOG (score)

  • ORIWA HAKARAIA
    DIRECTOR/ EDITOR

    14 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI KAPUMANAWAWHITI, NGĀTI RAUKAWA

    EXP: Director – Outlook For Someday Intermediate Award Winner KORO PUPPETEER, HE TAONGA, WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

  • PHILADELPHIA KINGSFORD-BROWN
    DIRECTOR/ WRITER/CAMERA

    16 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI POUTAMA, NGĀTI KAHUNGNUNU KI TE WAIRARAPA, TE ATI HAUNUI Ā PĀPĀRANGI

    EXP: Director – MOTHERS ARE TREASURES, PUKEORA, Outlook For Someday Sustainability Award Winner – HARIKOA

  • SHAYE LEIGH WITEHIRA
    EDITOR/ ACTOR

    14 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI RAUKAWA, NGĀPUHI, TE ATIAWA

    EXP: Director – MĀORITANGA

  • SONNY NGATAI
    EDITOR/PRESENTER

    21 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI RANGIWEWEHI, NGAITERANGI, NGĀTI WHATUA

    EXP: Presenter – HAHANA, TUATANGATA LEVI, ASB Polyfest

  • TE MAHARA TAMEHANA
    DIRECTOR/ CAMERA/ EDITOR

    14 YEARS OLD
    NGĀTI HINE, NGĀPUHI

    EXP: Director – CONFLICTION, Camera – Lil Sis

  • TUTAAMURE NIKORA 

    SOUND

    15 YEARS OLD
    TE WHĀNAU A APANUI

    EXP: Director – NŌ ŌTAKI TE WAIRUA

Since 2014, Māoriland has worked with young people across Aotearoa, providing filmmaking workshops in remote and rural communities with the support of E Tū Whānau. Through Our Lens builds on this work by providing an opportunity for talented youth to become involved in indigenous filmmaking networks across the Pacific, te Moananui a Kiwa.

About Māoriland Charitable Trust

Māoriland Charitable Trust (CC53677) was established in 2016 to support the work of the Māoriland Film Festival. Its purpose is to improve the social, economic and educational opportunities to people in Aotearoa by means of screening Indigenous films and organising activities such as filmmaking workshops.

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