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Matariki on the Move: Kiriata

Enjoy online screenings of a specially curated collection of Māori short films. Curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) from the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, this selection of rarely seen films will be uploaded every Tuesday throughout the festival, remaining on the website for one week. Featuring films that have been shown at film festivals around the world, each week the selection will change, bringing a wonderful variety of storytelling to a screen near you. Presented in collaboration with CineMāori.


Hinekura (M)
Directed by Becs Arahanga (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa) and produced by Sharlene George and Kathryn Akuhata-Brown (Ngāti Porou).
In 1600s Aotearoa a young woman prepares for her destiny by undergoing a sacred ritual. Featuring Kahumako Rameka, Mere Boynton, Aporonia Arahanga, Kasina Campbell, Rerehau Haitana and Hinetu Dell.

Butterfly (M)
Directed by Renae Maihi (Ngāpuhi (Ngāti Whakaeke) and Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakaue).
Sometimes memories never fade, they just fly away for a time waiting for the right moment to return. Featuring Jahna Batt and Aroha Hathaway.

Mannahatta (M)
Directed by Renae Maihi (Ngāpuhi (Ngāti Whakaeke) and Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakaue).
An ancient spirit tries to send a message to a recent immigrant in the city that never sleeps.

Krystal (M)
Directed by Briar Grace-Smith (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai) and produced by Jaimee Poipoi and Rosie Jones.
A young woman is released from jail and goes straight to a party. Featuring Darneen Christian and Kawakawa Fox-Reo.

Ways to See (R13 – contains themes of suicide) 
Directed by Jessica Sanderson (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Te Āti Awa) and produced by Desray Armstrong (Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti, Ngāti Porou).
A young Māori girl attempts to use mystical powers to reconnect with her absent father.

Suitable for: All ages

Programme one, 23–30 June
Programme two, 30 June – 7 July
Programme three, 7–14 July

Where: Online

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Free event