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Ahi Kā Maoriland Film Bus

  • Odlins Plaza 21 Cable Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Jump on board the Ahi Kā Maoriland film bus and check out the amazing film line up.   Perfect entertainment for the whole whanau.   Free entry.  Special thanks to Tranzit Coachlines.

POSSUM
Year: 2017
Director: Dave Whitehead
Language: English
Nation: Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou
Country: Aotearoa
Two young brothers find their relationship meets the ultimate test when they venture into the woods, hunting a notorious possum.

A LIFE LIKE THIS
Year: 2017
Director: Isaiah Tour
Language: English
Country: Aotearoa
A young New Zealander and his father explore their family’s refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

PUORO
Year 2017
Director: Komako Silver
A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga pūoro as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

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PAPA
Year: 2017
Director: Ryan Alexander Lloyd
Language: English
Nation: Ngāi Tahu
Country: Aotearoa
A tender portrait of a seemingly elusive father.

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DEAR LITTLE BROTHER
Year: 2017
Director: Benji Timu
Language: English
Nation: Samoa, Kuki Airani
Country: Aotearoa
Dear Little Brother is a heartfelt message from an older brother to his little brother on the cusp of his teenage years.

NATALIE
Year: 2017
Director: Qianna Titore
Language: English
Nation: Ngāpuhi
Country: Aotearoa
A Māori girl receives a precious waiata composed by her deceased grandfather.

SOCK MESS MONSTER
Year: 2017
Director: Nikau Wi Neera
Language: English
Nation: Ngāti Toa Rangātira
Country: Aotearoa
It has been many years since the Socktober Revolution that shook the Sock Nation. When young Jesse finds himself haunted by ‘the Gumboot Dream’, he seeks out the mighty Piotr with the hope of defeating this curse once and for all.

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WAITING
Year: 2017
Director: Amberley Jo Aumua
Language: English
Nation: Ngāti Hauā & Samoa
Country: Aotearoa
Two boys wait outside a dairy for a phone call.

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ENA KOE
Lennie Hill (Ngāpuhi), Manu Bonnefin (Tahiti)
Ena Koe tells the story of a man who discovers a baby in his home.

KA PUTA KO AU
Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander), Kelton
Stepanowich (Métis), Renae Maihi (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāpuhi)
The story of a young woman who has to make a dangerous journey in order to continue the bloodline of her tribe.

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KIA TAU
Chris Molloy (Ngāti Manawa, Ngāi Tūhoe), Michelle Latimer
(Métis, Algonquin), Yamin Tun, Karen (Myanmar)
A young woman is grieving for her father and following her traditions when she meets a Māori man who offers to help her. However he is also saying goodbye.

Earlier Event: June 29
Ahi Kā — Matariki ki Pōneke 
Later Event: June 29
KARAKA stage collective