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Matariki Short Film Festival

Head to the Raglan Old School Arts Festival on Saturday 24 July to watch a selection of short films from top Maori directors. Includes THE WHITE TIGER by Boy’s Director Taika Waititi.

Delicious homemade snacks on sale. Cash bar.
Bring your own beanbag!
Adults $10, Children $5.

BROTHER SMASHPROOF 2009 NZ 5 mins Director Chris Graham. Maori and Polynesian group Smashproof profile tragedy and struggle in Auckland.
SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN 2010 NZ 15 mins Directors Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland. Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Six Dollar Fifty Man follows Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.
LILY AND RA 2009 NZ 8 mins Director Armagan Ballantyne. The injury and nursing back to health of a small bird is a metaphor for Ra’s fractured home life. Film produced by ART for The World under the auspices of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights. Script by Briar Grace-Smith.
URU 2010 NZ 16 mins Director Hiona Henare. URU is the story of a young dispirited Maori woman finding her identity. Based on the true story of a group of Kahungunu women struggling for the rights of Maori Women and Maori values in New Zealand during the 1890’s. Actors: Noa Campbell, Shannon Claire.
MOKOPUNA 2009 NZ 12 min Director/Writer Ainsley Gardiner. Mary is a part Maori girl, living in middle class suburban New Zealand.
KEHUA 2009 NZ 13 min Director/Writer Wiremu Grace. On returning to his home for the first time, a boy discovers he has a gift for seeing spirits — but he must gather his strength to understand their messages.
THE WHITE TIGER 2009 NZ 8 mins Director Taika Waititi (Te Whanau-a-Apanui). An urban warrior returns to his tribal homeland in a quest for his cultural identity.
WARBRICK 2009 NZ 15 min Director Meihana & Pere Durie. One man’s legacy, one nation’s legend. London, 1889. The captain of the worn-out New Zealand Natives rugby team must inspire his side to play, or risk forfeiting the test match against England. 2009 Wairoa Maori Film Festival Aotearoa Short Film Audience Award.

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