Event Guide

Powered by:

Siapo Shorts

Siapo Shorts

Sorry this event has been and gone


  • Fri 13 May ’16, 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Fri 20 May ’16, 5:30pm – 6:15pm


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



Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00
  • Concession: $8.00

Screening as part of the Siapo Cinema festival.

An array of short films by Pasifika filmmakers from Hawaii, Samoa and Aotearoa.

- "Dreams of a Pagan Tattooed Savage"
(Hawaii, 2011, 1.57 mins, dir. Robert Pennybacker)
A visualization of the poem A Pagan Tattooed Savage, which deals with the stereotypes a Hawaiian feels from within and without his or her culture.

- "The Lawnmower Men of Kapu"
(NZ, 2012, 14 mins, dir. Libby Hakaria)
A boy witnesses the seemingly magic powers of his Aunties and the continuation of tradition.

- "O A'u O Taupou"
(American Samoa, 2010, 5.24 mins)
A young Taupou (sacred maiden) must find the balance between Samoan traditions and her modern way of life. Produced by participants from the 2010 American Samoa Filmmakers' Workshop.

- "Ka Haka Rongo"
(Rapanui, 2013, 2.22 mins, dir. Sergio Mata'u Rapu)
One cannot know himself without knowing where he comes from. A Rapanui filmmaker explores his identity through memories of his homeland and his ancestors.

- "I'm Going to Mum's"
(NZ, 2013, 12 mins, dir. Lauren Jackson)
Jacob (8) is taking a stand – he will never, ever take any clothes off again. And if that doesn't teach his newly divorced parents a lesson in sharing then nothing will.

- "Keao"
(NZ / Hawaii, 2008, 11.07mins, dir. Emily Ann Kaliko Spenser)
The light comes from within. Follow a young woman's journey of self-actualization through the use of ancient cultural practices.

- "Ipo Lei Manu"
(Hawaii, 2011, 4.43mins, dir. Daniel L. Boulos)
A watercolour animation of the song Ka Ipo Lei Manu, which is a love song Queen Kapi'olani wrote to her husband, King Kalakaua.

- "MA"
(NZ, 2016, 16mins, dir. Nikki Si’ulepa)
When a grandmother discovers one of her precious toys is missing, she takes matters into her own hands.

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2019, NZME. Publishing Limited