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.

90 minutes
TBC

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