Papatūānuku sustains. But we need to protect her.
10 am, Friday 26 March
$7.50 - Book Tickets
Films in Programme
aen loo pawatamihkDuration: 6 mins
Director: Dianne Ouellette
aen loo pawatamihk is Michif (Métis language) for Wolf dream or I dream of Wolves. In this film, the director honours the memory of what has been lost – both human and nonhuman.
In the Shadow of the TugtupiteDuration: 7 mins
Director: Inuk Jorgensen
A poetic film questioning the rationale behind past and future mining prospects in Greenland and how they are linked to the search for identity of the fledgeling nation in a post-colonial world.
LichenDuration: 12 mins
Director: Lisa Jackson
This stunning otherworldly short film takes a deep dive into lichen, a species that confounds scientists to this day. Shot in macro 3D, Lichen offers us a look at this remarkable life form and asks what we might learn from it.
AuteDuration: 10 mins
Nation: Ngāi Tūhoe and Te Arawa
Director: Nicole Hunt
Aute explores the importance of preserving Indigenous rituals and maintaining a harmonious relationship between land and tangata whenua.
KapaemahuDuration: 8 mins
Nation: Kanaka Maoli
Director: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four legendary healing stones on Waikiki Beach and the mysterious spirits within them.
Rematriate: Passing the seedsDuration: 5 mins
Director: Shelby Lisk
Wampum belts are used as a guide to narrate Haudenosaunee history, traditions, laws and treaties or agreements between groups. The Passing the Seeds wampum belt is a record of the agreement, relationship and story of the rematriation of a collection of heirloom seeds from the Sisters of Providence in Kingston to Ratinenhayén:thos, a group of seed savers and knowledge holders, from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Te Wao NuiDuration: 11 mins
Nation: Ngāti Uri, Ngāti Ārera, Ngāti Rupe, Ngāti 'Akatauira
Director: Ngariki Ngatae
Discover the roots of indigenous medicine in a final bid to save the last of these great trees.
The FourfoldDuration: 7 mins
Nation: Mongolia and Telengut
Director: Alisi Telengut
Based on the shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, this is a testament to the need to reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.
This is the Way We RiseDuration: 12 mins
Nation: Kanaka Maoli
Director: Ciara Lacy
An exploration into Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio’s creative process as her calling to protect sacred sites atop Maunakea, Hawai`i reinvigorates her art.
Vairākau MāoriDuration: 9 mins
Nation: Kūki Āirani
Director: Joshua Baker
Nooroa Baker goes out to collect a few ingredients to create a traditional Kūki Āirani Māori medicine that is at risk of being forgotten forever.