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'Ever the Land' Settlers Film Night

'Ever the Land' Settlers Film Night

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  • Fri 6 May ’16, 8:00pm – 9:50pm


Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Rd, Oratia


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Senior/Student: $10.00
  • UNDER 14yrs: $0.00

'Ever the Land' PG
Presented by Producer Alexander Behse who will be at the screening for a Q & A after the film.
Directed by Sarah Grohnert who is currently in Argentina screening the film at a Film Festival.
Friday 6th May at 8pm (Doors open 7-15pm)

The film explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand’s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.
The setting is the forest region of Te Urewera and Tūhoe are an indigenous people fighting to rebuild and to claim their rights. For the past 150 years, the relationship between the Tūhoe Maori tribe and the New Zealand government has been defined by longstanding grievances over severe colonisation experiences such as illegal land confiscations and the devastating consequences of scorched earth policies. The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: Tūhoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown, and constructing an architectural gem of a community centre using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride.

Admission price includes Tea/Coffee/Biscuits.
Adult $12 Senior/Student $10 14 yrs and under Free

The Living Building Challenge
The building featured in Ever the Land was built to the standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).

The Tūhoe people decided to adopt this architectural philosophy as a blueprint for their building project. It is a symbol of Tūhoe's integrity to their customs and responsibilities that they share as guardians of their ancestral land, Te Urewera.

About the Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

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