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Matariki on the Move: Kiriata – Papakura

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. Spaces are limited, booking essential.

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.

Cian Elyse White, 2019, Aotearoa
Te Puhi shares kai with her father when the harsh reality of his dementia forces her to face a painful truth. Te reo Māori with subtitles.

BUB (10 mins)
Oriwa Hakaraia, Te Mahara Tamahana, 2019, Aotearoa
A small boy comes home to find his grandmother has gone and he has to fend for himself.

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.

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Suitable for: All ages

When: Thu 24 June, 7pm–9pm

Where: Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive

Cost: Free event, advance booking required

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event

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