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Ngā Wai e Rua: Stories of Us (2019)

  • 45min
  • New Zealand, Cook Islands

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ADVISORY
Brief scenes of Springbok tour violence
Some voiceover narration on early footage is ‘of its time’

SUGGESTED AGE GROUP
11+

THEATRE SCREENINGS
NGĀ WAI E RUA: STORIES OF US will also screen in theatre with live Q&A Sessions

         AUCKLAND
         Friday 11 June. 1230pm. The Civic

         WELLINGTON
         THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED
         Friday 25 June. 1230pm The Roxy

         MĀNGERE
         Thursday 12 August. 1230pm. Māngere Arts Centre

SYNOPSIS
This special compilation explores encounters between Māori and non-Māori dating back to 1901.

This rich and fascinating special presentation includes a range of remarkable and rarely seen footage from the vaults of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. From the first filmed encounter between Māori and British Royals, to footage of the 1975 Land March, these recordings evoke a strong sense of the shared stories and rich dual histories of Aotearoa New Zealand.

These special recordings come from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision – Aotearoa New Zealand’s Archive of Film, Television and Sound. They collect, preserve, care for and share the audio-visual taonga of Aotearoa, so that our nation’s stories are never lost.



Part of the remit of today’s cultural institutions is to draw attention to how our narratives have formed, and to gently nudge us toward asking ourselves to examine how we feel about what is being shown to us. - Sharon Taylor-Offord, Friends of Te Papa

Q&A SESSIONS

AUCKLAND
         THE CIVIC THEATRE
         Thursday 11th June   |   SCREENING START TIME     12:30PM
         Q&A START : 1:15PM
                 FINISH : 1:55PM

         SPEAKERS:
         Paora Sweeney
         Arini Poutu

WELLINGTON                             THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED
         THE ROXY CINEMA
         Thursday 25th June   |   SCREENING START TIME     12:30PM
         Q&A START : 1:15PM
                 FINISH : 1:55PM

         SPEAKERS:
         Paora Sweeney
         Arini Poutu
         Maimoa Toataua-Wallace
         Kate Button

Production Company

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Distributor

Kate Button

Language

English