Whānau. Family, whatever its shape, provides the thread that resonates through all these stories.
12:30 pm, Thursday 25 March
$7.50 - Book Tickets
Films in Programme
Êmîcêtôcêt – Many BloodlinesDuration: 11 mins
Director: Theola Ross
êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines documents the experience of Ross, a queer-identified Cree woman, and her partner as they pursue in vitro fertilisation treatment after deciding to raise a child together.
First Time HomeDuration: 15 mins
Director: Kimberley Benjamin
A young baby is introduced to her father’s Yawuru Country for the first time. Guided by the spirit and voice of Country, baby Maya makes the journey from Melbourne to Broome with her parents.
Koro’s HāngīDuration: 8 mins
Director: Gianni Aro-Reid
A short film documentary observing the way whānau come together to create a traditional Māori kai.
PōnekeDuration: 8 mins
Nation: Kai Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, and Waitaha
Director: Victoria Baskin Coffey / Sebastian J Lowe / Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly
Pōneke is a modern love letter to place, space and time within a post second-migration world.
The RetrievalDuration: 10 mins
Nation: Samoa and Te Aupōuri
Director: Aree Kapa
A young man must weigh up the cost of his own freedom versus that of a whānau taonga that has been stolen. It’s not stealing if it originally belonged to you, right? The Retrieval is a story about the importance of culture and family and the lengths one would go to for either.
Tōku ReoDuration: 15 mins
Nation: Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue, and Te Arawa
Director: Matariki Bennett
Ko tōku reo ko to reo, ko te waka tuku iho – My language and your language are gifts that have been passed down to us. But the reality for so many urban Māori, is that the gift of their language was never given to them.
The Voyager’s LegacyDuration: 10 mins
Nation: Ngāti Whātua and Samoa
Director: Bailey Poching
Set during the time of the Dawn Raids, The Voyagers Legacy follows the three youngest children of a Samoan family, as they reimagine their bustling Ponsonby home as a magical, whimsical fairytale world of swords and sorcery.