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Program

Original Shouts

Indigenous groups have taken back leadership in film recreation of their cultures, formerly dominated by white directors. Yet their works still receive limited attention. To consciously engage with these works means to challenge the oppressive structures in the film world created by nationality, ethnicity and traditional ideas about gender. Female indigenous directors take on these structures. They introduce gender into the equation and stress connections of land, water and ecology. They find the potential for gender equality in traditional cultures.

Vai

2019 Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand) DCP 88min

Falls Around Her

2018 Canada DCP 98min

Leitis in Waiting

2018 Tonga, USA DCP 72min

The Lost Days

2019 Taiwan DCP 30min