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Nga Whanaunga 2014

In The Rubbish Tin 2014 (4 minutes) Director Riwia Brown Producer Catherine Fitzgerald Abandoned on her birthday, Pippa escapes into an imaginary world with her best friend Chubby. A well told story with a sharp pace enforces the significance of the epidemic of neglect. — Craig Fasi Footsteps 2014 14 minutes Director Lennie Hill Producer Tiairani Drollet Le Caill A father’s sacrifice, a young boy’s promise. The colours and hues of a Pacific Island shine through in this fable of fatherly love. — Leo Koziol P?manawa: The Gift 2013 13 minutes Director Poata Eruera Producer Tui Ruwhiu, Poata Eruera Festivals imagineNATIVE 2013, Dreamspeakers 2014, Wairoa M?ori Film Festival 2014 A mother shares her own tragic past to stop her daughter repeating the same mistake. A dramatic and haunting depiction of M?ori spiritualism. — Craig Fasi Tohunga 2013 8 minutes Director Rebecca Collins Producers Rebecca Collins, Marie Thompson When a young boy falls ill, a family turns to a tohunga for help. Unknowingly, a young girl bears witness to a world never meant for her. Meditative moments of painterly imagery disguise a serious message. — Leo Koziol Ahi K? 2014 15 minutes Director Richard Curtis Producer Jillian White Awards Best Actress (Audience Award) Festivals Wairoa M?ori Film Festival 2014 Left alone with just her spiritual guides, a young girl upholds the prestige of the tribe in order to protect the land for generations to come. Due to her brave deeds she is immortalised. A meditative exploration of kaitiakitanga (protectiveness); as the people protect the land, so the land – and the birds upon it – are kaitiaki of the people. — Leo Koziol Rising Dust 2014 15 minutes Director Jack Woon Producer Julia Parnell With David Rawiri-Pene, Rawiri Paratene, Harlen Hoani-Thompson A hip-hop dance drama taken out of the city streets and into the historical, isolated, rural land of the Hokianga. With the help of his ancestors, a teenager on the cusp of adulthood stands up to his father and defends his place in his home. The Hokianga landscape shimmers as a dusty hip-hop epic explodes all around. — Leo Koziol INC`d 2014 15 minutes Director Darren Simmonds Producer Darren Simmonds, Ian Bowmer With Rob Mokaraka Awards Audience Award, Best Actor (Audience Award), Te Nati Prize Festivals Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2014 A Maori man enjoying the corporate life he has carved for himself in Sydney returns home for his father’s funeral. Amidst the mourning, a challenge is laid before him. Maori walk in many worlds, but must we compromise tradition to modern commerce? — Leo Koziol

1hr 24mins long

Various Directors
Various Actors