This programme has been rated M. It is suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over. Please note: Offensive language and suicide references.
Films in Programme
Duration: 10 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Papua New Guinea Director:
All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recently migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and it’s up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.
Doug, The Human
Duration: 14 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Indigenous Australia Director:
An alien kidnaps a human and keeps him as her pet.
Duration: 19 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Nuxalk Director:
A day in the life of 91.1, Nuxalk Radio, a radio station built to help keep the Nuxalkmc language alive, broadcasting the laws of the lands and waters.
She Never Dances Alone
Duration: 4 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Colville Confederated Tribes Director:
She Never Dances Alone (2019) is Gibson’s celebration of the Indigenous matriarchy, centering on the jingle dress dance, a powwow dance that originated with the Ojibewea tribe and is traditionally performed by women to call upon ancestors for strength, healing, and protection.
Duration: 13 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Te Rarawa, Te Whakatohea, and Te Whānau a Apanui Director:
As the mists rise from the land of Tauranga Moana. Three cousins Heedz, Hemi ( James) and Hakopa (Jacob) reminisce out in the fields while April plans a tangi (funeral) for her beloved Tawera. Albeit the usual Marae (Maori meeting house) antics, April is not prepared for an unexpected caller. The entire whanau (family) are surprised when Maybelle the flashy ex-flame of the departed arrives to pay her respects and is met with a distasteful welcome. Refusing to back down Maybelle and April battle it out through a heated karanga (Maori welcome) until they are shut down by Aunty Tira, the growly Nan. However, inside the wharenui ( Maori house) the drama continues to unfold. Despite the tapu (sacred) setting the feuding rivals cross the line between mourning & moaning. Suddenly the scene escalates as the pair are shocked to see the gorgeous Charlotte standing at the pa (village) gate. Their beef cast aside, April and Maybelle leap up to oppose the glamorous rival.