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DOCUMENTARY SHORT | NEW ZEALAND | 25 MINUTES | English, Maori

Mauri Tu Mauri Ora

Hokia te waoku kia purea ai – Return to the forest and be restored.

A passionate indigenous artist strives to re-awaken a deeper conversation with the natural world.

Māori musician Kelly Kahukiwa is on a mission to re-vitalise ‘Taonga Pūoro’ traditional Māori instruments, raise awareness of threats to forest health, and foster enduring, inter-generational connections with ‘Te Taiao’ (natural world environments) in the Whangārei area of Te Tai Tokerau (Northland, New Zealand).

His approach is informed by Mātauranga Māori (indigenous knowledge systems) and a deep affinity for the unique indigenous flora and fauna of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Daniel Nathan

Daniel has been a creative ‘haututū’ (mischief) his whole life. He has worked in the creative screen and music sector as a musician, composer, audio engineer and in more recent times he has transitioned into story-telling in the medium of documentary film and moving image. His indigenous identity and whakapapa (lines of ancestral descent) inform his work at every level. His varied creative endeavours from film and music making through to whakairo (traditional wood carving) among other pursuits, allow him the space to explore ‘hybrid’ expressions of traditional and contemporary creativity.

Director

Daniel Nathan

Producer

Daniel Nathan

Screenwriter

Daniel Nathan

Key Cast

Kelly Kahukiwa

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Showtimes

Saturday, November 4

Screening: 1:00PM

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