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Wairoa 2011 goes south

The Wairoa Film Festival takes 17 films from this year’s short film programme to Hastings for the weekend.

Wairoa festival director Leo Koziol is presenting the programme as part of Hawke’s Bay’s Takitimu Festival.

Shuffling around the shorts from the programmes presented at Wairoa, the Takitimu programme offers four selections, Mana Wahine (women film makers); Rangatahi (teenage); Tamariki (children) and a Takitimu section which will feature films starring Hawke’s Bay actors or ones made in the Bay.

None of the features presented at Wairoa (Tracker, Matariki, Russian Snark, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Hugh and Heke and Hook, Line and Sinker) will screen at Takitimu.

The shorts programmes are:
Mana Wahine
Uru, by Hiona Henare (Kahungunu Wahine hui).
Taku Rakau E, by Kararaina Rangihau (Waikaremoana).
Lily and Ra, by Armagan Ballantyne and Briar Grace Smith.
Mokopuna, by Ainsley Gardiner.

See What Love Can Do, by Bellamy Kalolo (Matariki).
The First Stage Is Disbelief, by Nathaniel Hinde.
Dead Creek, Australian-based Maori director Benjamin Southwell, produced by Julian White.
ZERO by Leo Woodhead.
Brother, a music video for Smashproof by Chris Graham.

Six Dollar Fifty Man, by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.
Poi E, remix for the movie Boy.
*Ebony Society, by Tammy Davis (Munter from television show Outrageous Fortune).
*Koro’s Medal, by James Barr.

Memories of Moko, by Ben Cowper.
Taku Rakau E, by Kararaina Rangihau.
The Winter Boy, by Rachel House.
Day Trip, by Zoe McIntosh starring Tuhoe Issac.

The festival runs this weekend (16 – 18 September). All films screen at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.

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