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Māoriland Presents Mele Murals

When:

Tue 31 Jul 2018, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Te Oro, 98 Line Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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Listed by: maorilandfilm

“Mele Murals” is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the centre of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school youth and the rural community of Waimea, dealing with the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture.

Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture of the past twenty years, Estria and Prime tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity and responsibilities as Hawaiian people. Estria, who left Hawai’i to study art on the mainland, made a name for himself as a street artist and returned to reconnect with his Hawaiian roots. Prime, who grew up in the projects and became one of the first kings of the Honolulu graffiti scene, left a life of hustling and drugs after the birth of his first child and returned to writing when he realized it was a way to help youth.

Māoriland Film Festival:

Established in 2014, Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is New Zealand's International Indigenous film festival celebrating Indigenous voice and storytelling in film. Every March Indigenous filmmakers from around the world travel to Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast for five days of screenings, workshops, art exhibitions and special events. MFF2018 celebrated five years of the festival, with 60 international filmmakers joining 40 New Zealand filmmakers in Ōtaki for the festival.

MFF2018 programme featured 63 event over five days with 10 NZ premieres of International Feature Films watched by over 10,000 people. Now, audiences around Aotearoa will have the opportunity to experience some of the unique films of the fifth annual Māoriland Film Festival.

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