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Siapo Shorts

Siapo Shorts

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When:

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

Where:

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

Restrictions:

R13

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.

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