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March 2019

MFF19 | Tia and Piujuq

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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$6

AOTEAROA PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Lucy Tulugarjuk Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes Language: Arabic, English, French, Inuktitut with English subtitles Nation: Inuit Summer moves slowly for Tia, a 10-year-old Syrian girl who has recently moved to Montreal with her parents, as she struggles to make new friends. When she finds a magic portal that transports her to the arctic tundra, she befriends Piujuq, an Inuk girl of her own age, and they immerse themselves in a world of Inuit myth…

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MFF19 | Dawnland

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip Producer: Bruce Duthu (Houma) Executive Producer: Heather Rae (Cherokee) Impact Producer: Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes Language: English Dawnland is a story of stolen children and cultural survival: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in…

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MFF19 | Angelique’s Isle

March 24 @ 2:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
$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 Thursday 21 March at 7:30 pm at The Civic Theatre Book tickets online at iticket.co.nz https://vimeo.com/289807607

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MF19 | Wairua Shorts

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 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 | SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of The Knife)

March 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes Language: Haida Nation: Haida On the islands of Haida Gwaii, two extended families reunite at their annual summer fishing camp. Soon, conflict between a charismatic young man, Adiits’ii, and his best friend Kwa, begins to tear their interwoven families apart. When Adiits’ii’s recklessness and arrogance result in a tragic incident, he flees into the rainforest abandoning his family and way of life. Wracked with grief…

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MFF19 | Aotearoa Shorts

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 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 | NATIVE Slam IV

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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NATIVE Slam III filmmakers gather at the MFF2018 in front of a big screen

The NATIVE Slam is a 72-hour international Indigenous collaboration film challenge. This is a vivid opportunity for experienced film storytellers to combine their creative talents and make a short film. The results of their work feature in this screening. Previous NATIVE Slam films have screened at film festivals around the world.

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MFF19 | Māoriland Red Carpet Party

March 24 @ 8:30 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand

Dress up e hoa mā and walk the red carpet into the Māoriland Hub for a night of entertainment to celebrate the closing night of the MFF2019! Awards will be presented to filmmakers - as decided by the audiences. There will also be prizes for Red Carpet attendees in the following categories: Best Regalia Best Frock Best Suit Most Sequins Best outfit purchased from a local Op shop (must show receipt of sale). Tickets to the Māoriland Red Carpet Party…

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Māoriland Hub Presents Electric Fields

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$30

Their sound brings together the brilliance and creativity of music producer and composer Michael Ross, with the mesmerising sensitivity of Zaachariaha Fielding, who often sings in his traditional languages of the Anangu people and whose voice has been described as 'taking soul to the stratosphere'. Electric Fields' music ranges from soulful pop, to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs. Do not miss this opportunity to dance the night away! Doors open 8 pm Electric Fields from 9 pm

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April 2019

Māoriland Hub presents Louis Baker

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$30

Independent soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.…

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