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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DETAILS FOR FEATURE FILMS

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)


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DETAILS FOR SHORT FILMS

Meet Munch Jr. Thursday 26 September, 6.30pm

Director: Ali Cowley Producer: Sandra Kailahi Duration: 8 minutes Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2019)

Blackbird Friday 27 September, 6.30pm Director: Amie Batalibasi Producer: Amie Batalibasi / John Harvey . Language: English & Solomon Islands Pijin with subtitles Duration: 13 minutes . Country: Australia (2016)

Pacific Sisters Toi Art Gallery Opening - ActiVAtion Te Papa Museum 2018 Saturday 28 September 1pm Director: Pākē Salmon Duration: 8 minutes

Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2019)

Back in the Water House - Shaping the Artistry of Motherhood Saturday 28 September, 3.30pm Director/Producer: Pauline Adalid Duration: 13 minutes Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2018)