Thursday 22 March
4 PM – 5:30 PM
The Civic Theatre
Saturday 24 March
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Ngā Purapura

We each have a spirit or soul that exists within us from creation, and continues without us beyond death. 

Wairua Shorts
BLIGHT

Perun Bonser
Ngarlama, Bunuba – Australia
2017

What price for freedom?

Wairua Shorts
CONSUME

Director: Michael Peterson
Producer: Julian Black Antelope
Blackfoot – Canada
2017

Inspired by true events, residential school survivor Jacob Wematim, struggles to hang onto his land and Indigenous identity as his personal demons resurface and manifest in the form of the Wendigo spirit.

Wairua Shorts
INDIAN GIVER

Trevor Solway
Blackfoot – Siksika – 
Canada
2016

After a 15 year absence, a deadbeat dad goes on a journey to win back his lady’s heart, with a prized jingle dress.

Wairua Shorts
MOKO: A FILM ABOUT A MĀORI POET

Felix Vaunois
Aotearoa
2016

This is the intimate story of a modern-day Māori poet from Lyttelton, Christchurch in New Zealand. It chronicles the inner struggle of an artist, the conflict with self and the way words can sometimes have an effect on people.

”Sometimes the poet buries the man’’.

Wairua Shorts
MÅSØ – GOS LEAT DON?

Egil Pedersen
Language: Sámi
Sámi – Norway
2017

A young girl finds her own way to deal with disturbing secrets she discovers in her family. Featuring the music of MÅSØ.

Wairua Shorts
MUD (HASHTL’ISHNII)

Shaandiin Tome
Navajo – USA
2018

On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family, and culture.

Wairua Shorts
NIISOTEWAK

Jules Koostachin
Cree – Canada
2017

Cree teachings say that identical twins are born with two bodies, but share one heart.

Wairua Shorts
PŪORO

Komako Silver
Language: English, Te Reo Māori
Māori – Aotearoa
2017

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga pūoro as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

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