BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: THE LUMIERE READER
IN THE NEWS
Posthumous NZ Post Book Award to Katerina Mataira for a Te Reo Maori Science Fiction Novel. "The winner of the New Zealand Post Book Awards Māori Language prize has been announced as the late Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira’s book Ngā Waituhi O Rēhua (The Chronicles of Rēhua). The book follows the journey of four teenagers living on Rēhua, a planet settled after Earth is destroyed by ecological disasters and global war. Judge, Paora Tibble believes Dame Kāterina brings Science Fiction together with the values of the of the Ataarangi Māori language movement that she championed."
Lee Tamahori, now based back in New Zealand, in currently in Europe working on an epic film about the Holy Roman Emperor.
Taniwha feature film in the works, says NZ Herald.
NGA WHANAUNGA IN AUCKLAND
Audience Award Short Film - I'M GOING TO MUM'S by Lauren Jackson (photo above)
$500 sponsored by Whakaki Smith Whanau & Festival Trophy
Audience Award Short Film - Best Actor - Duane Wichman Evans in I'M GOING TO MUM'S (photo above)
Audience Award Short Film - Best Actress - Jahna Batt in BUTTERFLY
Festival Trophy (The film's director Renae Maihi accepted the prize on Jahna's behalf)
CAN HOLLYWOOD EMBRACE AUTHENTICITY?
Which is more than can be said for the Maori / Moriori non authentic designs in the mess that is CLOUD ATLAS. (Halle Berry, below!) "“The shapes are Maori, mixed with Polynesian,” says the article. Hmmm...
Wellington - 3.30 pm Saturday August 10, Soundings/Te Papa
Christchurch - 1.15 pm Sunday August 18th, Northlands 3
Don't Miss!!! UTU REDUX in Auckland and Wellington. Mika blogs how Geoff Murphy was Tarantino in a pre-Tarantino age.
WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2014
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District, Thursday May 29th to Monday June 2nd 2014. Theme: "Indigenous Frequencies."