Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October 50+ films & digital photo exhibition Mon-Sat 6-9pm; Sun 2-5pm. +extra exhibition hours Thu-Sun 12-5pm
Taumanu (Reclaim) – Taratoa Stappard, 22′ 2022. New Zealand. 1929. When a parcel is delivered to a colonial manor house, mysterious Māori performers arrive to reclaim the contents. Soon the Māori head butler finds himself drawn into bloody, century-old vengeance.
The Brylcreem Boys – Rafer Rautjoki, 15′ 2022. Kara is tasked with discovering why her Uncle’s first love abandoned him on the opening night of his band’s national tour.
A Boy Called Piano – The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu – Nina Nawalowalo | 57′ 2021 | 57 min. Arriving to New Zealand from Samoa as a young child in the 1950s, Fa’amoana was taken from his family and placed in state care, suffering terrible abuse alongside thousands of other Māori and Pasifika children. This documentary explores his journey through state care, prison, gang membership, as well as the intergenerational impacts of these experiences; and ultimately, healing for Fa’amoana and his Family through harnessing the power of his voice as a storyteller.
Native Spirit presents an online rolling programme and curated playlist of Free and On-Demand films by Native filmmakers and artists from Caribbean to Canada celebrating National Indigenous History Month; and the fascinating rituals and history of Trinidad & Tobago ‘Carnival: The Sound of a People’ with Caribbean Heritage Trailblazer, Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University, the highly acclaimed Etienne Charles. 24 June – 4 July 2021 KCAW Event details — CLICK HERE