Liliu
Liliu
Rū
Ani
Ani

Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2019 

Aotearoa

A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest co-curator Craig Fasi (Niue), director of the Pollywood Film Festival. Curators’ comments on each film appear in italics.

Jul 21

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Jul 24

ASB Waterfront Theatre

90 minutes
R13
Violence, offensive language, rape themes & deals with suicide

Our Atoll Speaks: Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua 2019

Director/Producer

Screenplay

Amelia Rachel Hokule’a Borofsky
,
Gemma Cubero del Barrio
,
Florence Ngatokorua ‘Johnny’ Tiane Frisbie
USA In English and Pukapukan with English subtitles
14 minutes

A meditation on sustainability from the remote Pukapuka atoll in the Cook Islands. A serenade of narrative and captivating imagery – a political cry for help. — CF

Ani 2018

Producer

Sarah Cook
12 minutes

A young Māori girl drifts into a world of make-believe when her mother leaves her – and her father – to fend for themselves. A tribute to the realities of solo parenting – touching and insightful. — CF

Liliu 2018

Director/Screenplay

Producer

Ngaire Fuata (Rotuman)

Elsewhere

New Zealand In English and Samoan with English subtitles
17 minutes

A court interpreter in colonial Samoa risks everything to help a wrongfully convicted chief. In the time of King George VI, it was a time for guardianship of indigenous history as truth. — LK