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Matariki Film night in Wellington

Matariki Film night in Wellington

Matariki Film night "Indigenous films of resistance" 7:30pm 24th June - the Tupuanuku room - Topfloor @ Phoenix - Dixon st - opposite pigeon park *[note alcohol will be served so this is an R18 event]

As a part of the Matariki consciousness gig Tupuarangi will be showing:

'Indigenous films of resistance'

Featuring: Ngatahi, The Leech and the Earthworm, Zapatista, and Hikoi 2004 from independent film collectives, and much more.

About Te Kupu's rapumentary 'Ngatahi - Know The Links'

Shot, produced, directed and edited by Dean Hapeta a.k.a Te Kupu, 'Ngatahi - Know The Links' is a stimulating streetwise orchestration of philosophical thought focusing on socio-political issues amongst indigenous and marginalised peoples in twenty countries.

A unique intermingling of music, images, thoughts and comprehensions where hip hop, poetry and activism exist as one - rappers, poets and thinkers share their views alongside the X1 International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Rastafarian Nyahbingi, Aboriginal reality, Hawaiian self- determination, Maori activism, French rap, Cuban street music, Brixton reasoning, First Nation resolution and more.

Music from Upper Hutt Posse, Te Kupu, Nat Rose (Aotearoa), Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Canada), Dall'as Cartel (France), Maya Jupiter - Camielle, Wire MC - milkybar (Australia), Reachout 2002 (Jamaica), Havana locals (Cuba), Ernie Cruz, Halau Ku Mana students (Hawai'i), La Heroi-k (Colombia), street musicians and whatever was playing at the time compliment the free flow of words.

For more info see: www.tekupu.com

About 'Zapatista' - A Big Noise film

It is New Years Night 1994, the day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. To the Mayan communities in the Lacandon Jungle of Southeastern Mexico, NAFTA symbolizes the culmination of over 500 years of exploitation. During the night, 2,000 indigenous soldiers occupy several cities in the state of Chiapas and declare political and economic independence. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).

In the summer of 1996, three students hear something so new and so powerful in the Zapatistas' words that they realize they have to go to Chiapas. Armed with credit cards and a couple of state-of-the art digital video cameras, they make their way deep into the Lacandon jungle and into the heart of the first resistance movement of the twenty-first century. Their energy and their light-weight, inconspicuous equipment get them into places where the mainstream media cannot go. Inside rebel territory they meet with Dominican Priests and Mayan elders, with peasant soldiers and warrior poets, with radical students from the city and with the indigenous men, women and children who are fighting for a New World. This journey that would change their lives forever culminates in a rare, late night encounter with Subcomandante Marcos, the elusive spokesperson for the movement.

For more info see: www.bignoisefilms.com

About the Leech and the Earthworm

'The Leech and the Earthworm', produced by Debra Harry (IPCB) - Indigenous peoples voice their views on Western science, its vision of a genetically engineered future, and its deep links with corporate profits and globalisation. "The Leech and the Earthworm is a journey that combines passionate critiques of a future threatened by genetic engineering, and shares living alternatives to a globalised monoculture, with stunning visuals and music from around the world. The Leech and the Earthworm is a provocative film that inspires us to ask serious questions of the collective illusion we call 'progress'." (68 mins).

Hikoi 2004 Indyfilms

Bringing the sights and sounds of the Hikoi for the seabed and foreshores from Indyfilm makers, Cuzzy Productions, Jediscorpion, Teri, Kahuninjas, and other randomites.



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