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September 2018

LASFF Screening of A Secret in the Box at the Māoriland Hub

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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Free

https://vimeo.com/156717835 A Secret in the Box is a documentary exploring the life of Ecuadorian writer Marcelo Chiriboga, a mythical figure of the 1960s literary phenomenon, the Latin American Boom. Through a series of interviews, visits to different cities, archive material and the author’s most important book, The Imaginary Line, puzzles are weaved, erasing the limits between reality and fiction. The figure of Chiriboga ends up being a pretext to explore, with humour and irony, various subjects related to national identity:…

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LASFF Screening of Even The Rain at the Māoriland Hub

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JKs8aSb7eo A Spanish film crew arrives in Bolivia to dish the dirt on Christopher Columbus and his exploitation of native Indian populations during his journeys to the New World. The director, Sebastian, dreams of making an epic that will expose the imperialist sins of his ancestors. But while they are preparing their shoot, they are suddenly confronted by contemporary South American politics. A multinational corporation plans to privatize the city’s water supply, and several locals participating in the filming get…

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LASFF Screening of Illusions Ltd. at the Māoriland Hub

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEA2emI7WYM A group of professional actors work for a company that specialises in infiltrating its personnel into real life situations to make people’s dreams come true. One day, they are hired by a wealthy man, Mr Balboa, a grandfather who has attempted to shield his wife from pain by means of faked letters that claim to be from their grandson who left home 20 years previously, portraying him as a good, upstanding citizen, when in fact he is just the…

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LASFF Screening of A Shadow On The Front at the Māoriland Hub

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvNCd8Jf0n4 This movie is inspired by real events. Set in the early twentieth century, it tells the story of Enrique Aet, a young Peruvian engineer who seeks to connect the Amazon rainforest with the rest of Peru. First, Aet is involved in the construction of roads and bridges over the rivers of the Amazon. With the fall of a bridge he has an accident and must return to Lima. There he meets Doris, a young bourgeois with whom he initiates…

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LASFF Screening of At 60 Km/h at the Māoriland Hub

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP4w6SGIOh4 When he was 50 years old, Mario Sabah decided to change his life. He restored his 1977 Citroen and along with his two sons embarked on a trip around the world, taking in 45 countries spanning 5 continents and driving more than 150,000km. Using interviews with the main characters as well as footage shot during the trip, At 60km/h tells a story about family, sacrifice, perserverence, beliefs and the value of keeping your word. At 60km/h is a trip, an adventure. But…

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October 2018

Rafiki // Screening with Director Wanuri Kahiu

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$6

Screening of RAFIKI, with director Wanuri Kahiu and husband Anthony Gikonyo in attendance.  Inspired by Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko's 2007 Caine Prize Winning short story "Jambula Tree", Rafiki is the story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures. It screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2018 and has just screened at Toronto. Rated M Wanuri Kahiu was born in Nairobi and studied producing and directing…

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November 2018

Contours of Heaven

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$15

Real stories of six young people from Te Matau a Maui, The Hawkes Bay, told with heart. Told with aroha and striking originality, The Contours of Heaven combines the forms of verbatim theatre, live vocal harmonies and movement, to tell the real stories of six young people from Te Matau a Maui, The Hawkes Bay. Expect to ride the wave of these stories of love and loss, hopes and fears across fifty minutes. The Contours of Heaven is one woman tour-de-force…

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December 2018

Taiao Tuesday: The Human Element

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$6

Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature. Doors open 6 pm, screening…

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Kirihimete ki te Māoriland Hub

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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Join us at the Māoriland Hub for an early celebration of the year's end. This is an opportunity for us to say thank you to everyone who has supported the Māoriland Hub in our first full year! Bring a plate to share and we'll fire up the BBQ. See you there!

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The Night Mechanics

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$15

The Night Mechanics, is a tale where water is no longer free. This is the future. ‘If you don’t let us dream… we won’t let you dream.’ The world has lost control of fresh water. A fluke of nature puts reluctant Hine on a collision course with the corporate monster that is ’The Water Company’. Inspired by the world today – the fight for clean water and tino rangatiratanga. This award winning play weaves physicality and text, ‘…furious and alert…‘ THE PANTOGRAPH PUNCH ‘…a poetic play that…

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