Shorts made in Aotearoa in 2020. These include the Māoriland NATIVE Slam V films, made in the days leading up to the 2020 Covid 19 level four lockdown.
2:30 pm, Thursday 25 March
$7.50 - Book Tickets
Films in Programme
AituDuration: 7 mins
Nation: Māori, Samoa
Director: Piripi Curtis, Gabby Faaiuaso
For some whānau dealing with demons is just part of growing up.
AtuaDuration: 7 mins
Nation: Bardi, Muaupoko, Ngai Tara, Ngāti Raukawa, and Samoa
Director: Brown Bitty / Chantelle Murray / Bailey Poching
Kahu is the last man standing in a world devastated by disease.
WhitiDuration: 16 mins
Nation: Ngāti Kapu and Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga
Director: Isaac Te Reina
A young father is imploding after the abduction of his child. He keeps seeing her in his visions and is trying to make sense of her playful riddles until he stumbles into the spirit of some mischievous horses. They help him remember his true self as he becomes reconnected on his path to find his lost daughter.
The Old Man Next DoorDuration: 15 mins
Director: Aidan Otene Dickens
The Old Man Next Door is a short film about hope and redemption from the debilitating effects of mental illness.
Piiksi HuiaDuration: 27 mins
Nation: Blackfoot, Ngāti Awa, and Ngāti Porou
Director: Cian Elyse White / Joshua Manyheads
Huia dreams to be a principle ballerina for the country’s top academy. During her audition, an unexpected visitor shows up during her final bid to impress. Only this time, her ancestors are the audience.
WhakarongoDuration: 8 mins
Nation: Ngāi Tūhoe, Sámi, Unangax?, and Unangax̂
Director: Anna Hoover / Aslak Paltto / Nicholas Riini
A teenage girl seeks harmony with her best friend only to find her friend struggles to separate herself from her device and see the beauty that surrounds them.
Tea LeavesDuration: 7 mins
Director: Jake Mokomoko
Maia’s world is thrown into uncertainty when she receives a break-up letter from her long-distance lover. Searching for answers, she consults a tea leaf reader for insight into her future.