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MIC Miniupdate 050405

MIC Miniupdate 050405


d>Art is up and running, at THE EDGE® (Aotea Centre) Upper NZI room, level 3. Make sure you get along to this exciting multi-media show of recent sound, web and film art from Australia and around the world. It is free, and only on for a week, so don't delay. Ends April 9th. Open from 9am until 9pm. We're sharing the space with Turbulent Flux, so the best times to come in are before 2pm Thursday, and all-day Friday and Saturday

If anyone would like to volunteer to keep an eye on the show for us this Saturday, even for a couple of hours, don't be afraid to call - we'd be ever so grateful. Also take note that the final screening of Pollywood lll is on April the 6th - TONIGHT - at Te tuhi – The Mark. See below for details.

Finally, a small plug from me. Orlando Clairmont is my name. As well as working at the MIC part-time (and collating these updates) I'm also working on a documentary about my father, the painter Philip Clairmont. If anyone has a big pile of 1hr VHS tapes they want to get rid of... tell me! I'm logging, begging and borrowing. Also, if you happen to own one of my father's works, and i haven't spoken to you already, i'd love to see it one day (and photograph it - for possible inclusion in the film). You can get in touch with me via




1) POLLYWOOD SHORTS III Pasifika Short Film Festival 2005

Te tuhi – The Mark 13 Reeves Road, PO Box 51 222, Pakuranga, Manukau City, Aotearoa New Zealand Phone (09) 577 0138, Fax (09) 577 0139, Wednesday 6 April – 7.00pm Koha/Donation


Lemi’s Comic Strip Capers Patrick Gillies 12mins Lemi is a shy ten year-old boy, whose vivid dreams of becoming a superhero earn him ridicule at school. But does Lemi’s comic book hold the key to saving his classmates from certain doom??

Pisupo’s Love Story Jason Taouma 11mins A love story about a stalker and his girl. He will do anything to get the girl of his dreams.

The Dancer’s Shadow Kristina Simons 10mins Sina, a young half Samoan, half Pakeha girl is split between her parents very different expectations of her, and her love of dance.

Na Wawine Na Malanga Te Amonga Nia-Val Ngaro 8mins (The Women that carried the heavy load) Who is this woman? Who is this Woman that wakes up at the break of dawn, checking to see if the children are warm? And while the household is sleeping away, she begins to clean to start each day… A Pacific Island group of Woman take a chance, a step into the unknown – ‘New Zealand’s education system;, and enroll in a Visual Arts Diploma programme. This challenges the Women in their community, their families and in themselves.

Te Tala O Mama’s XL in Danger Island Nia-Val Ngaro 5mins Through their journey of the Mama’s – Nia-Val decided to tell a story of these very hero’s in our community. A story to help the younger Pacific Island generation remember who they are and where they come from. This piece allows for both traditional and contemporary Visual Arts mediums to compliment each other in culture, arts, music, illustrations and story-telling.

When The Sky Falls Popp Lilo 20mins A son struggles with the aspect of living with one abusive parent, after the loss of his beloved mother. During this struggle he finds himself faced with the challenge of succeeding in a new-found career path.

The Sopalanos Fabian Suisala 23mins It’s the start of a new day in the life of ‘Sole Sopalano’. Sole lives at home with his home-styled mother, fresh uncle, ‘Scribe’ wannabe older brother and mischievious younger brother. The middle child of the Sopalano family has school today and has received money from his mother to buy taro for the evening dinner. Sole knows that at school awaits a bully who loves to make his schooling life hell. Sole just wants to make it to the end of the day… with the taro or he will have to face something worse than 100 bully’s. His Samoan mum.

Total running time 89mins apprx

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