25 Days of Indigenous Creativity
Tis the season! Every day until Christmas, we will be sharing an Indigenous film/show/artwork that you can enjoy at home.
In Season One of Reciprocity Project, storytellers and community partners created films in response to a question: what does ‘reciprocity’ mean to your community? In many Indigenous languages there is no word for reciprocity; rather, it’s embedded in every aspect of existence for our peoples, connecting all beings, seen and unseen.
WHINA – WATCH HERE
21 year old Turanga Mahutonga is Waiata Bro’s. Turanga wrote, recorded and animated these catchy Māori language songs to share his love for his native language.
Album is available to stream on Spotify. Music videos are out on YouTube.
RĀ TEKAU MĀ TAHI
RĀ TEKAU MĀ RUA
The ubiquity of the alphabet assumes particular character and purpose in Michel Tufery’s Poly Fonts, a visual diary of stories told during the first years of his granddaughter Alice.
Long an advocate for environmental protection and creative pedagogy, Michel’s letters also illustrate his own journeys from Bluff to Cape Reinga, and from Aotearoa to the creatures, islands and voyagers of the great Moana ā Kiwa. From Albatross to Yellow-eyed Hoiho, there is an ethic of care and an educational lens with each Font full of rich narratives and messages.
RĀ TEKAU MĀ TORU
RĀ TEKAU MĀ WHĀ
RĀ TEKAU MĀ RIMA
RĀ TEKAU MĀ ONO
An Indigenous teenager discovers photography during a youth trip in Western Australia.
With problems on the home front, 16-year-old Murra is on the verge of lashing out. That is, until her policeman uncle averts her self-destructive behaviour with a lifeline: a “photo-safari for at-risk kids”. Murra isn’t entirely convinced, but she soon joins cantankerous Kylie, highly-strung Sean, happy-go-lucky Elvis, and team leaders Fernando and Mitch on a transformative bus trip through the Pilbara. On the trail, the teens learn about friendship, first crushes and their true selves, as well as the forces of ‘reality’ that puncture the bubble of youth.
RĀ TEKAU MĀ WHITU
Te Tākupu, Te Wānanga o Raukawa is happy to present this book, a new te reo Māori children’s book by Marie Waaka with illustrations by Arahia Ngatai. Tamariki and their whānau can dive in to the fun and rythmical language of Te Whānau Moana with its underwater characters and their antics.
RĀ TEKAU MĀ WARU
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Māori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by the band of villains, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious ‘Warrior’ (Lawrence Makoare) a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
Directed by: Toa Fraser
RĀ RUA TEKAU
This film is an intimate portrayal of pioneering filmmaker Merata Mita told through the eyes of her children. Using hours of archive footage, some never before seen, her youngest child and director Hepi Mita discovers the filmmaker he never knew and shares the mother he lost, with the world.
Directed by: Heperi Mita
RĀ RUA TEKAU MĀ TAHI
These pīwari pastel pink Mānuka are so sweet!
Colours: Pink, Hot Pink, White
Materials: These pūawai are attached separately to their transparent smokey leaves for movement, and are completed with multi glitter centres.
RĀ RUA TEKAU MĀ RUA
The digitally remastered and restored cut of Utu (1983). In 1870, Te Wheke finds his tribe massacred by colonial forces. He seeks utu (retribution) and in the process, provokes those that he encounters to consider what utu means for them.
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
RĀ RUA TEKAU MĀ TORU
9 female Pacific filmmakers, filming in 7 different Pacific countries, tell a story of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries.
Directed by: Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Produced by: Kerry Warkia, Kiel McNaughton
RĀ RUA TEKAU MĀ WHĀ
This book makes explicit the connections between the global and the local, between the political and the personal. Jessica Hutchings explains the political implications of the decisions that we make about growing and eating kai. She encourages us to take control over the food security of our whānau, providing practical advice on how to grow kai in accordance with the kaupapa of hua parakore, and reassuring us that becoming a hua parakore gardener is a journey that anyone can embark on.
RĀ RUA TEKAU MĀ RIMA
Josh crashes back 700 years in time into sisters, Kura and Rangi as they run from a magical taniwha. When Josh joins the search for the stolen god-stick a fast paced adventure following clues and outwitting incredible creatures begins.
Reversioned into te reo Māori right here at the Māoriland Hub!