FRIDAY 23 MARCH
7:30 PM – 9 PM
The Civic Theatre
RATED : PG13

A selection of short films by our upcoming rangatahi filmmakers

Brave New Lens
BLACK DOG

Awa Puna 
Ngāti Kahungunu
2016

Aotearoa has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and every year, the suicide rate of men is significantly higher than for women. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s time to confront the Black Dog.

Brave New Lens
DANCE OF LONELY BIRDS

Ana Scotney and Ella Gilbert
Ngāi Tūhoe – Aotearoa
2016

The promise of the night time, where expectations are high. The full-bodied euphoria of letting loose on the dance floor, the tenderness of intimate moments shared amidst chaos, the longing for connection, the harsh loneliness of feeling like an outsider and the ultimately healing love of female friendship.

Brave New Lens
DEAR LITTLE BROTHER

Benji Timu
Samoa, Kuki Airani – Aotearoa
2017

Dear Little Brother is a heartfelt message from an older brother to his little brother on the cusp of his teenage years.

Brave New Lens
NATALIE

Qianna Titore
Ngāpuhi – Aotearoa
2017

A māori girl receives a precious waiata composed by her deceased grandfather.

Brave New Lens
SOCK MESS MONSTER

Nikau Wi Neera
Ngāti Toa Rangatira
2017

It has been many years since the Socktober Revolution that shook the Sock Nation. When young Jesse finds himself haunted by “the Gumboot Dream”, he seeks out the mighty Piotr with the hope of defeating this curse once and for all.

Brave New Lens
WAITING

Amberley Jo Aumua
Ngāti Haua, Samoa – Aotearoa
2017

Two boys wait outside a dairy for a phone call.

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