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Fred Renata: Works by a Master Māori Cinematographer

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 14, 2019

Fred Renata: Works of a Master Māori Cinematographer

Sunday 30 June, Sunday 7 July, Sunday 14 July 2019
12pm – Part 1 (50min); 1pm – Part 2 (50min)
AV Gallery
FREE with gallery entry
Limited seats – first come, first served


Presented as part of the second annual Matariki Māori Film Week, come along to view two programmes of short films showcasing the work of master Māori cinematographer Fred Renata.

Films include Baby Steps (Mark Ruka) and Ahi Kā (Richard Curtis). Join us for a stunning audio visual journey, reflections of the cinematic vision of Fred Renata – Te Ao Mai Ngā Whatu Māori!

Leo Koziol of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival has curated this special collection of short films.


The Programme

Part 1 (42 minutes)

AHI KA – Director Richard Curtis, DOP Fred Renata, 2014, 15 min, NZ
The long-burning fires of occupation. Left alone with just her spiritual guides, a young girl upholds the prestige and sovereignty of the tribe in order to protect the land for generations to come.

MARIA – Director Jeremiah Tauamiti, DOP Fred Renata, 2016, 14 min, NZ
The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets some unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.

MOU PIRI – Director Karin Williams, DOP Fred Renata, 2013, 12 min, Cook Islands
Culture is like love – if you just hold tight, you’ll be OK. That’s the message of Mou Piri, a South Pacific love song that has touched hearts around the world.

Part 2 (38 minutes)

GOD KING AND COUNTRY – Director Kiri Barber, DOP Fred Renata, 2013, 13 min, Australia/NZ
Inspired by a true story of the Maori Battalion in World War II. The reality of war sets in as Boogy, Hina, Rangi and Edison, find themselves trapped on enemy territory

BABY STEPS – Director Mark Ruka, DOP Fred Renata, 2012, 10 min, NZ
A man, a baby, a new path; one little step at a time.

TUMANAKO SPRINGS – Director Francis Glenday, DOP Fred Renata, 2007, 15 min, NZ
Tumanako Springs is a fusion of western and horror genres, set in a Northland gum-digging town, circa 1880.


In association with Matariki Festival




July 14
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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