WHAKAPAPA SHORTS

I am proud of my small place on the family tree of everything.

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AKA’OU: TATATAU IN THE COOK ISLANDS

DIR: ROBERT GEORGE
COOK ISLAND MĀORI | AOTEAROA
2016 | 3 mins

Croc Coulter teaches his new apprentice the art of Tātatau. In order for the traditional practice to continue, the knowledge must be passed down.

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CREE CODE TALKER

DIR: ALEXANDRA LAZAROWICH
CREE | CANADA
2016 | 14 mins

During the Second World War, the Allied Forces utilised Indigenous language speakers to transmit coded messages that could not be broken. The contributions of Charles “Checker” Tomkins are revealed in this short documentary.

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EMPTY SPACES

DIR: ERIN LAU
NATIVE HAWAIIAN | USA
2015 | 13 mins

Empty Spaces focuses on introverted widow, Mayumi, who continues to carry out her daily routine in order to cope with her loss and loneliness, but once her constructed world starts to crumble is she finally forced to confront the truth of her husband’s death.

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FORGOTTEN DAWN CHILDREN

DIR: JOSHUA IOSEFO
SAMOA | AOTEAROA
2015

The 1970s dawn raids was a shameful time in New Zealand’s history. Years have passed but it continues to haunt those affected. This is their story.

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THE LEGEND OF TE ANEPA

DIR: VIRGINIE TETOOFA
TAHITI
2015 | 1 min

”Te Anepa” is one of the biggest rocks raised in the sea facing the beach of Papenoo. This film explores the legend that caused the rock to be.

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UNDER TWO SKIES

DIR: SUVI WEST
SÁMI | FINLAND
2016 | 13 min

A short film about the importance of, and the exodus of the roots of love between two cultures.

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WAPAWEKKA

DIR: DANIS GOULET
CREE, MÉTIS | CANADA
2010 | 16 min

Josh, a hip hop artist, would rather be anywhere than with his dad on a final trip to their isolated cabin on their family’s traditional Cree territory in northern Saskatchewan.

As the gap between them becomes more apparent, so does the pull of a much greater force.

SCREENING TIMES:

Thursday 16 March
12 pm
The Civic Theatre
Sunday 19 March
11:30 am
Ngā Purapura

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets available from March 1
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