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Sat 11 Sep 2010, 9:30am–9:00pm
Sun 12 Sep 2010, 9:30am–9:00pm

Where: Te Mahurehure Marae, 73 Premier Ave, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Leo Koziol

- Saturday Sept 11th

9.30 am Powhiri

10 am Cangleska Wakan the Sacred Hoop - based on the Sioux concept that everything in the universe is interrelated, human beings and all things which exist in their environment are connected in one continuous process of growth and development.

11 am Ka Haku Au - The Story of Kohine Whakarua, song writer extraordinaire. In Te Reo Maori with subtitles. Documentary.

12 pm Embargo Collective - Seven indigenous films based on Lars Von Trier's Five Obstructions: White Tiger, Taika Waititi; First Contact, Rima Tamou; Three Little Boys, Sterlijn Harjo; B Dreams, by Blackhorse Lowe; The Garden, Zoe Leigh Hopkins; Savage, Lisa Jackson; The Cave, Helen Haig Brown.

1.30 pm Lunch

2 pm Feature Presentation: Older Than America, Canada, 102 mins. A govt worker goes to a small Indian reservation in Minnesota. What he finds is a legacy of abuse and torture, as a young woman's vision tells of a terrifying past.

3.45 pm Feature Presentation: This Way of Life. Variety: "A collision of realities -- earthly nature vs. human nature -- lies at the very big heart of "This Way of Life," catapulting this Kiwi-made story of a Maori family beyond mere portraiture and into a realm of metaphysics, melancholia and cosmic doubt: At the ends of the Earth, in a virtual Eden, is it possible for a family to live without petty grudges, anger, violence and authoritarian rule?" Screening before This Way of Life is: Makings of A Kaitiaki Nganeko Minhinnick by Sophie Johnson.

6 pm Multimedia presentation & dinner. Come and view works by artists Tracey Tawhiao and Reuben Paterson and attend the festival dinner centrepiece evening selection of Maori Short Films 2010, new short films by Maori Directors/Writers and/or with Maori actors in lead roles:

6 pm Multimedia presentation

7 pm Dinner

7 30 pm Te Mahurehure Short Film Evening

Smashproof Brother, Chris Graham
Kei Hea Te Kuri, Ron London Haretuku
Mokopuna, Ainsley Gardiner
Lily and Ra, Armagan Ballantyne & Briar Grace Smith
Uru, Hiona Henare

8 pm Intermission

Kia Toa, Mark Wigglesworth
Tree, Karen Phelps & Brett Ihaka
Kehua, Wiremu Grace
Warbrick, Meihana and Pere Durie
Aotearoa, Minuit

9 pm Supper

- Sunday Sept 12th

9.30 am Hawaii Voice for Sovereignty, Catherine Bauknight explores the struggle for indigenous rights of our Hawaiian cousins. Recipient of the Mana Wairoa Prize for its contribution to the indigenous rights.

11 am No Petrol No Diesel. Stefen Harris works a charm with this Kiwi comedy feature film about a small town dealing with the pressures of big oil on its small businesses. With Jim Moriarty, Helen Pearse-Otene, Mark Hadlow, David McPhail.

12.30 Lunch

1 pm Feature: a Good Day to Die. This film first screened in June in Wairoa the same week as its world premiere in Oklahoma where the four tribes of the region gathered for an historic screening. Tells the story of American Indian Movement Founder Dennis Banks, looking back on his life and how he changed the lives of Native Americans forever.

2.30 pm Afternoon tea

2.45 pm Reel Injun. By Neil Diamond. A powerful homage to North American Native people throughout a century of cinema, this is a retelling of the history of the Hollywood Indian. With Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Beach.

4.30 pm Oku Tuakana My Brothers. By Matt Inns: New Zealand, 1846, a wounded Gabriel Connell, Corporal of the British Army, spares the life of an enemy Maori warrior, Te Raukura. Also screening in this session: Delicate by Brent Roderick: when a thread frays it eventually breaks. Life is fragile.

5.30 pm Dinner

6.30 pm Feature Presentation -- Closing Night: Boy

Short film: Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland
Short film: Day Trip by Zoe McIntosh (TBC)

Feature film: Boy. It's 1984 on the East Coast. Boy is eleven years old and crazy about Michael Jackson. His brother Rocky has magical powers and his father Alamein is fresh out of prison.

8.30 pm Poroporoaki / closing supper.

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