I Matai (The Dead)

I Matai (The Dead)

  • 2016 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 10 m 27 s

A fallen warrior is honoured by his family in an experimental take on the ancient Chamoru burial.

Screening Information
Wairua Shorts

1:30 PM
Thursday 24 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

This screening is recommended for audiences 16 +, themes include depression, suicide and PTSD

  • Language Chamoru
  • Subtitle English
  • Indigenous Nation Chamoru
  • Country Guam
  • Director Kyle Perron, Nico Serneo
  • Director Bio Kyle Perron is half Chamoru from his mother's side. Born and raised on Guam, He left straight to film school in the Bay Area after graduating from High school in 2008. During his time in the states, he felt a need to go back to the island to better understand that side of his indigenous heritage. Creating this film helped him better understand the practices and culture of the Chamoru people. Together with co-director Nico Serneo (who is of Filipino descent), they created the film "I Matai", which explores death, honor and respect, during their rediscovery of their love of Guam and its people.