He Waiora: Rangatahi Film Showcase - Kaitaia

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Māoriland is proud to invite you to this special screening of He Waiora - the Ngā Pakiaka Incubator Programme. Presented with support from Creative Northland and Te Ahu Centre.

Thursday 17 November
6:00 PM
Te Ahu Cinema

Book tickets here: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2022/nov/he-waiora-kaitaia

He Waiora is a collection of 8 short films made by a new generation of emerging young Māori filmmakers, developed and produced by Māoriland Film Festival (MFF)’s rangatahi (youth) development programme - the Ngā Pakiaka Incubator Programme (NPIP).

Created during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and supported by the Sundance Institute’s Reinstitute and Reimagine Plan and Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga - New Zealand Film Commission’s Rangatahi fund. Production of the films was supported by over 700 Boosted supporters.

‘He Waiora’ meaning a reflection of life is the theme of this collection of films. Each story is ambitious and a celebration of the types of stories that can be explored when young people are given the freedom and support to create.

Kaitaia is home to filmmaker Te Mahara Tamehana (Ngati Hine, Ngāpuhi). Te Mahara started with a Māoriland workshop at 14. At 16 he co-wrote and co-directed with filmmaker Oriwa Hakaraia the short film ‘Bub’ which had its premiere in Toronto, Canada at the imagiNATIVE Film & Media Arts festival. Since then he has made content for his community in Kaitaia.

Te Mahara’s film ‘Street Lights’ in this showcase was shot in Kaitaia and features all local FFN musicians on the soundtrack.

Total length: 1:40min
Rating: M
This programme is recommended for mature audiences, it includes depictions of drug use and references to suicide.

Films screening:

The Retrieval
Drama, 15 min.
Dir. Aree Kapa

The Voyager’s Legacy
Drama, 10 mins.
Dir. Bailey Poching

Ngā Riwha a Tama
Drama, 10 mins.
Dir. Keeti Ngatai-Melbourne

E Rangi Rā
Drama, 12 mins.
Dir. Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne

The Politics of Toheroa Soup
Documentary, 9 mins.
Dir. Tiana Trego Hall

Manu Masters
Comedy, 15 mins.
Dir. Te Waiarangi Ratana

Street Lights
Drama, 15 mins.
Dir. Te Mahara Tamehana

Drama, 9 mins.
Dir. Oriwa Hakaraia

How to Find Us
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Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia, Far North

Event Dates

Thursday 17 November 2022