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NATIVE Minds | He Oranga Pūmau – Eternal Wellbeing
March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm NZDT$6
When filmmakers gather to screen and share their work, they also need to talk about what they do and why. A storyteller is always alert to the tenor of the times in which they function. If they are honest, they are also alert to their own motivations and actions.
A Māoriland initiative NATIVE Minds is a series of interactive discussions that examine how Indigenous thinking shapes our existence, and our view of the world. Come and share some provocative and enlightening ideas that give enduring power and meaning to Indigenous cinema.
He Oranga Pūmau – Eternal Wellbeing
To face your own mortality because of a disease that will kill you is a profound human experience. In an effort to tackle the disease, Western medicine sometimes limits the humanity of the experience. Indigenous medicine addresses the human condition in its physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects.
The NATIVE Mind finds health within the embrace of our natural environment and the body of Indigenous knowledge.
When Tanya Filia (Ngāpuhi/Kai Tahu) received a devastating prognosis of terminal cancer, she sought spirituality, traditional foods and medicines for her determined journey to good health.
This session includes a screening of documentary, He Oranga Pūmau (2018) with director Jessie McVeagh.
- Māoriland Film Festival
- Te Ara a Tāwhaki
144 Tasman Road
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand + Google Map