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Settlers Film Club - Who Was Here Before Us?

Settlers Film Club - Who Was Here Before Us?

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  • Sat 10 Sep ’11, 8:00pm – 9:45pm


Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Rd, Oratia


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $10.00
  • Concessions over 60/student: $7.00
  • Under 15 years with adult: $5.00

Please note that this film was to be shown on Friday 9th September but has moved to Saturday 10th due to the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.

"Who Was Here Before Us" - A controversial look at who came to New Zealand first - and when. (85 mins).

Travel through the breath-taking beauty of New Zealand in search of evidence that supports the stories of the ‘first-comers’ to this land more than 1800 years ago.

In 1998 a group of so-called "alternative" researchers of New Zealand's hidden history were invited to participate in a TV documentary, two participants were Gary Cook and Barry Brailsford they chose to show the film crew evidence of very early, pre Polynesian occupation at the Waitapu Valley in Northland, New Zealand. The hope was to explain in detail ancient astronomical/surveying endeavours that had once occurred in and from the valley, which were clearly attested to by many purpose built stone structures still in existence there.

Plus short filmed interview with Barry Brailsford when on a visit to an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall.

And a film by Richard Green “Te Whare” (20 mins)
The film won a Special Commendation and a prize at the University of Northampton’s International Community Film Festival. It was also recently shown at the Denver Indigenous Film Festival and the Metro International Film Festival. The film uses the metaphor of flatmates sharing a house to explore the relationships involved in the Treaty of Waitangi. It aims to help people understand the treaty relationship in a way that is accessible and understandable to them.

Settlers Film Club. Free membership. Licensed bar, complimentary refreshments, tea/coffee/biscuits.
Doors open 7-15pm. Films start at 8pm.

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