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He pakiwaitara Wāhine - Beyond the Dusky Maiden Selection 1


Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Concession: $8.20 ($8.00 + $0.20 fees)
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These short films share a focus on wāhine, many have won awards and travelled internationally, and all have Māori creative input in key roles. The majority of the directors are themselves wāhine. This collection was selected by Turnbull Gallery curators Catherine Bisley and Ariana Tikao to support the current exhibition, Wāhine: Beyond the Dusky Maiden, at the gallery which Ngā Taonga is proud to support. The films in Selection One are listed below.

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Ahi Kā - 2014
15’:22” G
Directed by Richard Curtis
Left alone with just her spiritual guides, a young girl upholds the prestige of the tribe in order to protect the land for generations to come. Her brave deeds mean she is immortalised.

Butterfly aka Pūrerhua - 2013
15’:53” PG Adult themes
Directed by Renae Maihi
Just like a butterfly, hope can be reborn.

Te Heke - 2012
Directed by Louise Potiki Bryant
A music video for the waiata ‘Te Heke’ by Ariana Tikao, which is about whakapapa and our responsibilities to it.

Wide Eyed - 2013
11’:20” M Offensive language.
Directed by Catherine Bisley
Jade arrives in her new rural home. Far from the city life she is used to and ignored by her man-infatuated mother, she struggles to make sense of her isolated setting.

Tits on a Bull - 2015
15’:53” M Offensive language & sexual references.
Directed by Tim Worrall
The star player of a Māori women’s rugby team must choose between loyalty to her coach and love for her teammate.

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