Six new films from emerging filmmakers – on Maori TV!


Six new short films focused on sustainability by young emerging New Zealand filmmakers – STORIES ONE DAY 5
– are previewed on the website and Māori Television’s MÄ€ORI + app during the month of September.

From Taranaki gas fields to Christchurch’s top-secret Social Cyberspace Agency, from hard truths to fake news, the collection of shorts represents the fifth series of OUTLOOK FOR A DAY.

Created in 2007, the initiative invites young filmmakers to carry out work that studies sustainability.

The short films presented on
STORIES ONE DAY 5 in September are:

· MEKENI – Wednesday September 8, 2021: Márianne Infante co-produces, writes and stars in New Zealand’s first short film in the Kapampangan-Filipino language. An unexpected encounter connects a Filipino-Kiwi girl and her migrant father, forcing them to face their grief in the face of further loss.

· HE TAKATÄ€PUI AHAU – Monday September 13, 2021: Writer / Director Alesha Ahdar opens a conversation about gender diversity. A gentle, non-binary person invited to a family reunion on her marae decides to return to her tÅ«rangawaewae despite the homophobia and transphobia she has witnessed in the past.

· TAIAO – Wednesday September 15, 2021: Micah Winiata’s non-verbal film, cut like a music video, explores New Zealand’s natural world and how we use this land. The film challenges a Western view of the world by creating a cinematic-scale documentary told through a Maori lens.

· A TARANAKI FRACKING TOUR – Monday, September 20, 2021: New Zealand’s commitment to climate change is called into question when evidence of expanding gas exploitation is uncovered by Ethan Alderson-Hughes. This film explores the importance of preserving indigenous rituals and maintaining a harmonious relationship between the land and the tangata whenua.

PET DAY – Wednesday September 22, 2021:
Writer / Director Ruby Harris presents a short film about mental health and male vulnerability in the Aotearoa countryside. When best friends Dani and Gabe get ready for their school’s annual Animal Day, they learn something about Dani’s stepfather that will change their lives forever.

The team of writers and directors Lucie Jones and Genevieve Kent have been granted special access to the Christchurch branch of the top secret Social Cyberspace Agency on the condition that they do not release the images until after two years. It’s been two years now.

is produced by the Connected Media Trust with support from NZ On Air, the Vista Foundation, Te Māngai Pāho and the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Stuff, Māori Television and Radio NZ.

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