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Matariki on the Move: Kiriata – CBD

Head along to your local theatre to view a stunning selection of short and feature-length films, in celebration of Matariki. Curated by Leo Koziol of CineMāori and Wairoa Film Festival, this cinematic offering is sure to be thought-provoking, evocative and emotive.

PUREA (8 mins)
Kath Akuhata Brown, 2020, Aotearoa
Māori elder Hamo must bear the burden of carrying the spirits of her ancestors to their sacred mountain. Te reo Māori with subtitles.

HĀNGI PANTS (13 mins)
Jake Mokomoko, 2020, Aotearoa
When a succession of ex-wives show up to out-do each other at a tangi of a man who was beloved by many, a flamboyant display of karanga takes place.

NOHO MAI (SIT HERE) (5 mins)
Peta-Maria Tunui & others, 2019, Aotearoa
Symbolized in the bird’s flight, a group of Māori, Pākehā and Colombian creatives explore life’s journey, the longing to return to the nest, and the life-giving connection with our ancestors. Te reo Māori with subtitles.

ANI (12 mins)
Josephine Stewart Te Whiu, 2019, Aotearoa
9-year-old Ani drifts into a land of play and make-believe after her mother runs out on the family - leaving Ani and her father to fend for themselves.

A powerful documentary bringing to light the story of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and their legal action taken against the Crown, while challenging the Governmental approach to the settlement of overlapping Treaty of Waitangi claims in relation to Tāmaki Makaurau and its ongoing obligations to the mana whenua of the rohe. 

BASTION POINT DAY 507 (27 mins)
Merata Mita, 1980, Aotearoa
Merata Mita’s powerful documentary depicts the eviction of protestors from Bastion Point during the struggle for Māori land rights.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Tue 6 July, 7pm–9pm

Where: Event Cinemas, Level 3 Metro Building, 291/297 Queen Street

Free (first in, first seated).
Get a voucher for free popcorn and small drink on arrival.

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event

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