FILM FESTIVAL ATA | VĀSA Reflections of an Ocean

Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 September 2019 Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS


We come from generations of story tellers.

We have so many stories, we could fill our ocean many times over.

Our stories come from the rich and colourful cultures of an ocean, that some might call Te Moananui a Kiwa, over 150 million square kilometres of water. Our stories reflect our complex and beautiful diversity, the things that make us different and the similarities we have with each other, like our ocean, the VĀSA, it is the space between us, that connects us together.

In*ter*is*land Collective are honoured to present ATA | VĀSA – Reflections of an Ocean, a small but carefully curated collection of a few stories, told in the medium of film, that come from the latest generations of storytellers.


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Poi E – The Story of our Song

Thursday 26 September, 6.30pm Duration: 92 minutes Director: Tearepa Kahi Cast: Dalvanius Prime, Ngoi Pēwhairangi & Pātea Māori Club with Taika Waititi, Stan Walker and the Topp Twins Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2016)

Hibiscus & Ruthless

Friday 27 September, 6.30pm Duration: 97 minutes (PG13) Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa Cast: Suivai Autagavaia, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2018)

Kumu Hina – A Place in the Middle

Saturday 28 September, 1pm Director: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson Haku Mo’olelo & Narrator: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu Duration: 77 minutes Country: Hawai’I (2015)

Leitis in Waiting – Raising to Reclaim their Righteous Place in a South Pacific Kingdom

Saturday 28 September, 3.30pm Director: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson Producer: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu Protagonist: Joey Mataele Country: Tonga (2018)