THROUGH OUR LENS

FILMMAKING IN TE AO TAKETAKE

Through Our Lens is a kaupapa that takes Māori rangatahi filmmakers to the world.

The inaugural THROUGH OUR LENS took place in 2017 with 14 YOUNG Māori filmmakers leading 3 day filmmaking workshops in Samoa, Hawai’i, Rarotonga and Tahiti For up to 20 young people aged 14 – 24.

9 short films were made from a youth perspective.

These films tell stories of identity, the effects of colonisation and challenges they face from the perspective of YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PACIFIC.

THROUGH OUR LENS I premiered at Māoriland Film Festival to much acclaim from audiences, filmmakers, educators and international film festival directors.

Through Our Lens II is now underway with workshops held in Rarotonga & Aitutaki. Other workshops are currently being planned across the world. If you would like to host a workshop in your country or for more details contact Madeleine de Youngmaddy@maorilandfilm.co.nz

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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.

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