Mana Wairoa Māori Shorts 2017

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Mana Wairoa Māori Shorts 2017


Thursday May 11 01:00 PM
Tuesday May 16 07:30 PM
Wednesday May 17 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of Aotearoa New Zealand Film Showcase 2017

The Wairoa Māori Film Festival was founded in 2005 with the purpose of supporting, recognizing, and presenting Aotearoa’s indigenous storytellers. We are proud to present this stunning collection of Māori-made and Māori-themed short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Festival Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival.


Total runtime: 79 min

The Spectacular Imagination of the Pōhara Brothers
Directed by Todd Karehana (Māori). New Zealand. 2015. 8 min.
Two brothers try to help their mother pay her electricity bill before the power is disconnected in 24 hours. ImagineNative 2016. 

God King and Country
Directed by Kiri Barber (Māori) & Terrance Raj. DOP Fred Renata (Māori). Australia. 2016. 13 min.
Inspired by a true story of the Māori Battalion in World War II. The reality of war sets in as Boogy, Hina, Rangi and Edison, find themselves trapped on enemy territory. 

The Promise of Piha
Directed by Hanelle Harris (Māori). New Zealand. 2016. 16 min.
White Sunday weekend has arrived. Amidst the harmonies, Pule struggles with the reality that he will soon be leaving this, his future sealed as a pastor in training at a prestigious Bible College in Samoa. But before he leaves, he will reveal his truth. ImagineNative 2016. Starring Jeremiah Tauamiti. 

The Turning Tide
Directed by Jason Taylor (Māori). New Zealand. 2016. 10 min.
A story of adventure and discovery as two Māori boys come to the realization of larger issues impacting their coastline. ImagineNative 2016. 

Directed by Heather Hayward. New Zealand. 2015. 15 min.
A Wellington security guard brings traditional Māori ways of trade and barter to his life in the city. 

Ūkaipō Whenua
Directed by Kararaina Rangihau (Māori). New Zealand. 216. 17 min.
In the misty mountains surrounding Lake Waikaremoana, another generation is poised to inherit the land. ImagineNative 2016. In Te Reo Māori (Māori language).

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