Taiao Tuesday; Environmental Films at MFF2020

Friday 20 March, 11 am
The Civic Theatre

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Wawa No Cidal

The Taipei Film Festival audience award-winner revolves around the struggle of an Indigenous family resisting property developers encroaching on their ancestral land.

Inspired by a true story, a woman returns home after years away from her village to find it overdeveloped and heavily influenced by tourism, so she sets out to reclaim her family’s land and culture.

Wawa No Cidal is at once a crowd-pleaser and a contemplative piece about social schisms beyond the urban-centric political discourse of the Taiwanese media.

 – Hollywood Reporter 

Sembradoras de Vida

MOTHERS OF THE LAND accompanies five women from the Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land. In the Andean Cosmovision, women and earth are strongly interrelated. Both, a women’s body and the earth’s soil are capable of giving and nurturing life. In the context of an ever-growing industrialization of agriculture, the use of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds it is women, who, connected to earth through bounds of sisterhood, take on the role of protectors.

Friday 20 March, 9:30 am
The Civic Theatre

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Along The Waters Edge
Now Is The Time
Standing Above The Clouds

Whenua Shorts

Papatuānuku, Mother Earth sustains us and gives us our identity. But she also needs us to protect her.

Along the Waters Edge dir.  Jonathan Elliott (Tuscarora Nation)
Hedtoft dir.  Inuk Jorgensen (Greenlandic Inuit)
Now Is The Time dir.  Christopher Auchter (Haida)
Sky Aelan Solomon Islands
Standing Above the Clouds dir.  Jalena Keane Lee (Kanaka Maoli)
The Crying Fields dir.  Hayley Morin (Enoch Cree Nation)

Saturday 21 March, 12 pm
The Civic Theatre

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Sunday 22 March, 3:15 pm 
Ngā Purapura

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Badjealbm. Čalmmiiguin(Through A Reindeer Herder’s Eyes)

Over the past ten years reindeer herder and journalist, Aslak Paltto has documented the growing number of predators in traditional reindeer herding areas in Sápmi. Bears, wolves and wild cats protected by state laws and conservationists threaten the livelihood of the reindeer and the Sámi whose traditional existence is inextricably linked to their survival.