Take

Take

  • 2019 -
  • 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
  • - 9 m 19 s

I am the house and the house is me. I dance the history of the house and she reveals my history.

TAKE (te reo Maori: issue, promise, challenge) weaves mana wahine, dance and archival materials to retell the story of the removal of the ancestral Maori meetinghouse, Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito, from Aotearoa, New Zealand to England in 1892. It is a call to return Hinemihi, embodied by Australian born Maori dancer and performance artist, Victoria Hunt. Set in the liminal spaces between history and emotion TAKE unfolds a story of origins, of traumatic events and colonial violence.

Screening Information
Whakapapa Shorts

12:30 PM
Sunday 27 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

  • Language English / Māori
  • Indigenous Nation Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Ngati Kahungunu
  • Country Australia / New Zealand
  • Director Victoria Hunt
  • Director Bio Victoria Hunt is an Australian-born Maori dance artist and performance maker. Her ancestral affiliations are to Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Ngati Kahungunu, Irish, English and Finnish. Victoria has a BA (Photography, Griffith University 1996) and First Class Honours in Performance Studies (UNSW 2016). After performing for many years with Tess De Quincy’s Body Weather company, Victoria began to produce her own dance works. Her work has been presented at national and international festivals such as, Liveworks (Syd); Dance Massive (Melb); Origins Festival of First Nations (Lon/UK); Ecocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts (UK); In-between Time Festival (Bristol/UK); IMPACT 15 (On/CA); Scène Contemporaine Autochtone; Festival TransAmériques Arts Centre (Montreal); PuSh Festival (Vancouver); National Arts Centre (Ottawa/CA); Public Energy (Peterborough/CA); Biennale of Sydney and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. BAC Bienale of Body Arts, Image and Movement, Madrid. TAKE is her first film.
  • Producer Margot Nash
  • Awards 1 - Mana Whenua Short Non Fiction by a Maori Director Award, Wairoa Maori Film Festival New Zealand / Mana Whenua Short Non Fiction by a Maori Director Award, Wairoa Maori Film Festival New Zealand. 2 - Special Mention Sydney Film Festival Short Film Screenplay Award / Special Mention Sydney Film Festival Short Film Screenplay Award