WHENUA SHORTS

Land is the giver of life. We are of the land and return to it. We hold the land in trust for our children.

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ATTE MUNJE SANI SAJI

DIR: SARA MARGRETHE OSKAL
SÁMI | NORWAY
2017 | 3 mins

In this music video a young Sami artist Emma Elliane raps in her mother tongue and gives a clear message to the greediness that threatens nature and people all around the world.

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BLACKBIRD

DIR: AMIE BATALIBASI
SOLOMAN ISLANDS | AUSTRALIA
2015 | 13 mins

Solomon Islanders Kiko and Rosa are part of the untold story of Australia’s Sugar Slaves in the late 1800s. Both kidnapped from their Pacific island home and forced to work on a sugarcane plantation, Kiko finds that he is faced with unimaginable loss and grief for his homeland and his need to be free.

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GODS ACRE

DIR: KELTON STEPANOWICH
MÉTIS | CANADA
2016 | 15 mins

Lorne Cardinal stars in this unsettling, powerful short of a man determined to protect his land at all cost. As the water slowly rises in a frighteningly familiar future, the man must choose to abandon all that he knows or give in to the rising tide.

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THE DUST BOWL

DIR: LISA JACKSON
ANISHINAABE | CANADA
2016 | 4 mins

Exploring the devastation of the 1930s, Lisa Jackson shapes amateur-shot archival film from a South Dakota town and audio interviews of residents who lived through the Great Depression to craft a moving and powerful allegory of contemporary financial corruption.

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THIS IS MY LAND

DIR: SOFIA JANNOK
SÁMI | SWEDEN
2016 | 6 mins

A song by Sofia Jannok speaks out on the conquest of the Land of the Sámi.

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TIKI X 823

DIR: JASON TAOUMA
SAMOAN | AOTEAROA
2016 | 17 mins

A Samoan Language Sci-fi dealing with issues of identity, family and guilt + Samoan Astronaut.


SCREENING TIMES:

Friday 17 March
11:00 am
The Civic Theatre
Saturday 18 March
9:30 am
Ngā Purapura


TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets available from March 1
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