SUNDAY 26.1.2020 – 14:00 AOTEAROA: THE WOMEN OF THE PACIFIC SAJOS
Ways To See
Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2019, 15 min.
Director: Jessica Sanderson (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga/Te Ati Awa)
Producer: Desray Armstrong (Te Aitanga-a¯-Hauiti/Nga¯ti Porou)
Languages: Māori, English; subt. English
In the midst of mourning, a little girl tries to get contact with her depressed mother in a sombre but beautiful film.
Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2019, 88 min.
Directors/Screenwriters: Nicole Whippy (Fijian), ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki (Tongan), Matasila Freshwater (Solomon Islands), Amberley Jo Aumua (Samoan), Mīria George (Kuki’ irani), Marina Alofagia McCartney (Samoan), Dianna Fuemana (Niue), Becs Arahanga (Aotearoa)
Producers: Kerry Warkia (Papua New Guinean), Kiel McNaughton (Waikato/Tainui)
Languages: Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands), Samoa, Cook Islands Māori, Niuea, English and Māori; subt. English
An episode film directed by eight women takes place on seven Pacific islands. In every episode, the protagonist is Vai (“water”), who appears at a different age in each country, played by actors from different nations. The story rises from tradition, womanhood and empowerment.