THROUGH OUR LENS

FILMMAKING IN TE AO TAKETAKE

THROUGH OUR LENS is the Māoriland leadership and pathway initiative for aspiring Māori filmmakers aged 14-24.

Through Our Lens is connecting Indigenous rangatahi globally, enabling them to create screen stories from their perspective as Indigenous young people for the world.

Rangatahi (young Māori) are selected from around New Zealand to lead filmmaking workshops for their peers in other Indigenous nations.

These positive collaborations result in short films that are then screened at film festivals, schools and communities around the world.

Through Our Lens gives rangatahi a platform to share their stories and provides an entry point to further training and employment opportunities in the film industry.

YOUNG MĀORI FILMMAKERS AGED 14 – 24 ARE SELECTED FROM AROUND NEW ZEALAND TO LEAD FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS FOR THEIR PEERS IN OTHER INDIGENOUS NATIONS.

WORKING TOGETHER OVER 2-3 DAYS, EACH WORKSHOP ENABLES YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE SHORT FILMS THAT TELL STORIES OF COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS IDENTITY FROM A YOUTH PERSPECTIVE, ENABLING THE NEXT GENERATION OF INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS.