We are all connected by whakapapa to our ancestors and each other.
12:30 pm, Friday 26 March
$7.50 - Book Tickets
Films in Programme
Daddy’s GirlDuration: 12 mins
Nation: Ngāti Te Tākinga
Director: Cian Elyse White
Te Puhi prepares herself for the toughest day of her life as the harsh reality of her father’s dementia forces her to face the painful truth that she must let go of the most important person in her life: her daddy.
Greed StoryDuration: 5 mins
Director: Darcie Bernhardt / Tom Mcleod
An old Inuvialuit warning to harvest carefully. As all traditional harvesters know: if you are not responsible, you can destroy your own ecosystem and be left with nothing.
Hop Along Hang OnDuration: 4 mins
Director: Cobra Collins
Hop Along Hang On blends spoken word poetry, music and animation to explore and acknowledge the deeper history and long-term effects of the removal of culture within Indigenous peoples of Canada.
The Pakohe TrailsDuration: 15 mins
Nation: Ngāti Apa ki te Ra To, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitane
Director: Keelan Walker
Lewis Smith is a self-taught carver who specialises in carving pakohe (argillite) which he harvests and collects from his local river.
Waka HuiaDuration: 15 mins
Director: Laurent Leprince
An old man of Māori origin crosses the world between dream and reality in the footsteps of his grandfather killed in Belgium during the First World War.
The Story About Asena TahirDuration: 11 mins
Director: Yu-Jing Huang
“I am a Uyghur, a student, an immigrant, and a teenager.”
In 2017, the government of China began the mass incarceration of Uyghur people. Tahir’s family fled from mass detention, but are not able to get away without extensive government surveillance.
PureaDuration: 6 mins
Nation: Ngāti Porou
Director: Kath Akuhata-Brown
Māori Elder Hamo must bear the burden of carrying the spirits of her ancestors to their sacred mountain.