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March 2019

MFF19 Industry | Filmmaker Masterclass with Alanis Obomsawin

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Te Ara a Tāwhaki, 144 Tasman Road
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand
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The industry events at Māoriland are intended to connect and invigorate filmmakers from across the Indigenous world. They are accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only.   Masterclass with Alanis Obomsawin We are honoured to host the master documentary maker and tireless First Nations social activist Alanis Obomsawin. As a child, Alanis learned the stories and legends of her Abenaki nation. As a young woman, she retold these stories through song to audiences in Canada, Europe and America. In the late…

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MRFF | Ngā Pūtake Shorts

March 21 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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$2

If you are hungry for informative and funny shorts then feast your eyes on these handpicked films from around the globe. Suitable for the whole whānau. Banabans of Rabi Year: 2018 Director: Blessen Tom, Hele Ikimotu Duration: 9 minutes Language: English Nation: Niuean, Banaban - Gilbertese The documentary follows the people in Rabi and sheds light on the problems that they face now, especially climate change. The Story of Pasha Year: 2018 Director: Pasha Partridge Duration: 2 minutes Language: English…

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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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$6
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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$6

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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$6

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 | Angelique’s Isle

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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$6

AOTEAROA PREMIERE

 Year: 2017 Director: Michelle Derosier, Marie-Hélène Cousineau Duration: 1 hour 30 mins Language: English Nation: Anishinaabe Angelique’s Isle is a story about love and survival. Abandoned on a deserted island with her voyager husband Charlie, Angelique, an Anishinaabe woman, finds her faith tested as she fights starvation, the elements, and the treacherous Lake Superior. Angelique's Isle also screens on Sunday 24 March at 2:30 pm at The Civic Theatre Book tickets online at iticket.co.nz https://vimeo.com/289807607

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MFF19 | Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.

March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Nā’ālehu Anthony Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes Language: English Nation: Kanaka Maoli In 1976 a pioneering voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing new life into ancient myth and legend. More than four decades later, Hōkūleʻa still inspires new generations of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific. Moananuiākea:One Ocean. One People. Once Canoe celebrates the epic voyage that connected countless…

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MRFF | Ngā Kahukura Shorts

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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This programme of short films presents whimsical tales of cosmic adventures and compelling real-life stories suitable for the whole whānau. Fast Horse Year: 2018 Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Duration: 14 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede. Mahiganiec (Petite Louve) Year: 2018 Director: Jacqueline Michel Duration: 5 minutes Nation: Anishinaabe Raised by…

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MFF19 | Haka Puai Te Kainga (Eating Up Easter)

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
$6

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Sergio M. Rapu Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes Language: English, Rapa Nui, Spanish with English subtitles Nation: Rapanui In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalising effects of tourism. The film follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient Moai, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home that the world…

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MFF19 Industry | Cross Nation Collaboration – Making It Happen

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$115 – $140

The industry events at Māoriland are intended to connect and invigorate filmmakers from across the Indigenous world. They are accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only.   Cross Nation Collaboration - Making It Happen What could the shape of collaboration between different Indigenous Nations look like?       Industry Pass Holders Designed for those working in the screen industry, these passes provide access to both special and public events as well as 1 ticket per screening. You must have a…

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