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March 2019

MFF19 |Whenua Shorts

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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The land sustains us. One day we will return to it. In The Valley Of Wild Horses 
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Asia Youngman, Trevor Mack Duration: 23 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree, Iroquois, Carrier and Tsilhqot'in Every summer in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, the community of Xeni Gwet'in travel 200-km by horse and wagon; from their home in Nemiah Valley to the famous Williams Lake stampede. ᎢᎬᏱ ᏅᏬᏘ,  ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎦᏅᎯᏓ (First Medicine, Long Man) SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE…

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MFF19 | Whānau Shorts

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Family comes in many shapes Leave It On the Water SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Steve Sxwithultxw Duration: 12 minutes Language: English Nation: Penelakut Tribe Outrigger racing is a global sport embraced by many Indigenous peoples. We follow a canoe group, from a small isolated First Nation village (Penelakut) on Vancouver Island, BC as they represent their community in the world’s largest outrigger canoe race in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I Am Waru Year: 2018 Director: Angela Cudd-Wharehinga Duration: 13 minutes…

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MFF19 | Wairua Shorts

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Kōwhai - a series of yellow diamonds in larger diamond formations

Short stories that speak of the spirit within and around us. Kōwhai Year: 2017 Director: Aydriannah Tuiali'i Duration: 1 minute Language: Māori Nation: Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hāmoa Kōwhai (2017) emerged from an exploration of the relationship between moving image, kapa haka and waiata, exemplifying the creation of Te Ao Māori – from nothing to something – passed down through generations via ngā momo kōrero or oral storytelling. Fainting Spells AOTEAROA PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Sky Hopinka Duration: 10 minutes Language:…

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MFF19 | Whakapapa Shorts

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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We are all connected to our ancestors Fast Horse SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Duration: 14 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree Fast Horse is a rare look at the world of bareback horse racing through the experience of one Siksika horseman, Alison RedCrow, as he strives to build a team and take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy. This old tradition is alive and well. Solas Datter (Daughter of the Sun) AOTEAROA PREMIERE Year: 2018…

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MFF19 | Bingo Shorts

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Thought provoking films - combined with the tension and the fun of bingo! The Man They Call Fuel SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Zach Litwack, Jeremy Charles, Colleen Thurston Duration: 7 minutes Language: English Nation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation He’s a single father working a 9 to 5 job at the Cherokee Nation, but outside of work he dominates in the wrestling ring, and it’s all for a good cause. Brad is a model employee, but “Fuel”…

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MFF19 | Aotearoa Shorts

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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R16. Includes stories that explore grief, domestic violence and suicide. This programme of New Zealand short films is also full of beauty and hope. The Messiah Year: 2018 Director: Vela Manusaute Duration: 15 minutes Language: English Nation: Niue, Tonga A young runaway finds refuge with a 17 year-old self proclaimed Messiah in a South Auckland garage only to discover that true salvation is in his own hands. My Friend Michael Jones Year: 2018 Director: Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo Duration: 15…

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MFF19 | Impact Shorts

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Short stories that force you to feel deeply. This programme is recommended for mature audiences. Her Water Drum SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Jonathan Elliott Duration: 16 minutes Language: English Nation: Tuscarora (Haudenosaunee) In the wake of her daughter's disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront…

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MFF19 | Whenua Shorts

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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The land sustains us. One day we will return to it. In The Valley Of Wild Horses 
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Asia Youngman, Trevor Mack Duration: 23 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree, Iroquois, Carrier and Tsilhqot'in Every summer in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, the community of Xeni Gwet'in travel 200-km by horse and wagon; from their home in Nemiah Valley to the famous Williams Lake stampede. ᎢᎬᏱ ᏅᏬᏘ,  ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎦᏅᎯᏓ (First Medicine, Long Man) SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE…

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MFF19 | Mana Motuhake Shorts

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Short stories about sovereignty Balance AOTEAROA PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Barzan Rostami Duration: 3 minutes Language: No Dialogue Nation: Iran - Kurdistan - Kobani - Shangal From Iran, Balance shows how soldiers sacrifice their lives to ensure that future generations may live in peace. Boom Boom Year: 2018 Director: Per-Josef Idivuoma Duration: 17 minutes Language: English, Norwegian, Swedish with English Subtitles Nation: Sámi 1944. Norway is under Nazi occupation. Two Sámi help the Norwegian resistance on a sabotage mission, but…

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MFF19 | Kauae Raro Shorts

March 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Stories of Terrestrial Knowledge A World of Our Own SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Morningstar Derosier Duration: 9 minutes Language: English Nation: Ojibwe When outcasts Lauren and Lily meet in a world that is heavily influenced by technology, their lives are changed. Biidaaban: The dawn comes 
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Amanda Strong Duration: 19 minutes Language: English Nation: Michif Gender-fluid Anishinaabeg youth collects sap ceremonially with a 10,000-year-old shapeshifting Sasquatch in urban Ontario. Light SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE…

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