from the shore: screening programme

BARRY BARCLAY
The Kaipara Affair, director’s cut (195 mins)
The Kaipara Affair, Barclay's provocative yet often lyrical examination of the threat posed to the Kaipara Harbour by rapacious commercial fishing and development, is the work of a man who took his time. Barclay lived for almost three years in the small settlement of Tinopai on the harbour's north side, getting to know the story he wanted to tell and winning the confidence of the people he needed to talk to.

Saturday 13 October, 2pm
Lopdell Theatre, Titirangi | FREE
Bookings via info@teuru.org.nz


BARRY BARCLAY
Ng?ti (93 mins)
Set in and around the fictional town of Kapua in 1948, Ng?ti is the story of a M?ori community. The film comprises three narrative threads: a boy, Ropata, is dying of leukaemia; the return of a young Australian doctor, Greg, and his discovery that he has M?ori heritage; and the fight to keep the local freezing works open. Unique in tone and quietly powerful in its storytelling, Ng?ti was Barry Barclay's first dramatic feature, and the first feature to be written and directed by M?ori.

Saturday 20 October, 2pm  
Lopdell Theatre, Titirangi | FREE
Bookings via info@teuru.org.nz


MERATA MITA
Bastion Point: Day 507 (27 mins)
Filmed in 1978 during the Bastion Point occupation, Bastion Point: Day 507 is one of Mita’s earliest films and arguably the work that rose Mita to prominence. In 1977, the ?r?kei M?ori Action Committee led an occupation of Bastion Point in opposition to the Crown confiscation of land. Mita’s documentary follows the 507th and last day of occupation when 600 police arrested 222 members of the occupation.

Patu! (113 mins)
Merata Mita’s Patu! is a startling record of the mass civil disobedience that took place throughout New Zealand during the winter of 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour. Testament to the courage and faith of both the marchers and a large team of filmmakers, the feature-length documentary is a landmark in Aotearoa's film history. 

Saturday 8 September, 2pm
Mangere Arts Centre | $10
Bookings: www.eventfinda.co.nz


POLLYWOOD: A Director’s selection from 2014-2017
For nearly two decades, Pollywood has been an annual celebration of new Pasifika shorts and emerging Pasifika film directors. For this screening, Pollywood Director Craig Fasi has selected his highlights from Pollywood screenings from 2014-2017.

Wednesday 19 September, 7pm 
Lopdell Theatre, Titirangi | $5
Bookings www.eventfinda.co.nz


MERATA MITA
Mana Waka (85 mins) 
In the late 1930s Waikato leader Te Puea H?rangi held a dream to build seven waka taua for the 1940 centennial commemorations at Waitangi. By 1937 two waka had been commissioned and cameraman RGH Manley engaged to record their building for posterity. The original footage was not printed and remained untouched for almost 50 years, until 1983 when Ng? Kaitiaki ? Ng? Taonga Whiti?hua The New Zealand Film Archive received permission from Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangik?hu to begin work on the nitrate negatives. Repair and preservation took more than 350 hours and several years and in August 1989 work began to construct a new film. Merata Mita was appointed director and, with editor Annie Collins and Archive director Jonathan Dennis, moved to Turangawaewae Marae to edit it. Mita was informed by kaumatua who had witnessed the events and could provide clarity to and guidance in shaping the film.

Saturday 22 September, 7pm
Hollywood Cinema, Avondale | $10
Booking details to come shortly


MERATA MITA
Mauri (90 mins) 
When she made Mauri, Merata Mita became the first M?ori woman to direct, write and produce a feature film. Mauri (meaning life force), is loosely set around a love triangle and explores cultural tensions, identity, and a changing way of life in a dwindling East Coast town. 

Sunday 23 September, 7pm
Hollywood Cinema, Avondale | $10
Booking details to come shortly


BARRY BARCLAY
The Feathers of Peace (82 mins)
Drawing upon Michael King’s research, The Feathers of Peace traces the history of the indigenous Moriori people of the Chatham Islands through short stories told in a series of intercut interviews on the impact that M?ori and Pakeha had on the rights to their land and destruction of their people and culture.

Saturday 29 September, 2pm 
Lopdell Theatre, Titirangi | FREE
Bookings via info@teuru.org.nz


Image: Merata Mita, Patu!

Presented in partnership with Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision

 

 

 

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