NPM Conference: Movie Night
At this year's conference we will be holding a movie night on the evening of Thursday 17 November, screening the award winning films - The Price of Peace, Te Mana o te Moana and The Dark Horse.
Each of the three films will be followed by a Q & A session with special, invited guests. Attendance is free for all conference attendees, but you must register below to save your space!
Journalist Kim Webby's - The Price of Peace, is a portrait of Tūhoe activist Tame Iti, whose family Webby has known for 20 plus years. (Register here to attend)
After the 2007 Tuhoe police raids, Iti was one of four to go on trial, accused of plotting terrorist activities. Webby’s film ranges widely from early land grievances to modern-day jail cells — and a police apology.
NZ Herald reviewer Peter Calder praised the result for balancing a personal focus on Iti, with “a powerfully affecting” examination of the 2007 raids, which placed the raids in "the wider context of Tūhoe history and the process of reconciliation”.
‘Te Mana o Te Moana’ means ‘The Spirit of the Ocean’ and was the name of a journey across the Pacific Ocean that a fleet of seven traditional-style voyaging canoes (Vaka Moana) undertook in 2011/2012. (Register here to attend)
The film ‘Te Mana o Te Moana – The Pacific Voyagers’ which was originally broadcast as a two-part TV series on Māori Television, chronicles this epic voyage of a group of over 100 Pan-Pacific Islanders, who for the first time ever, were sailing across the vast continent of water they call home to carry a message of stewardship for the ocean.
As we embark upon this odyssey with them — from New Zealand to Hawaii, California to Cocos Islands, the Galapagos to the Solomons — we uncover a story as ancient as it is modern, as sacred as it is scientific. Using traditional navigational skills and relying on the stars, wind, and wildlife as their guides, they map their way in the wake of their ancestors. Link to the Pacific Voyagers website
Written and directed by James Napier Robertson, The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, little-known New Zealand hero, Genesis Potini, played by Cliff Curtis (Once Were Warriors, Whale Rider, Boy). (Register here to attend)
The film also stars James Rolleston (Boy), Kirk Torrance (Stickmen, Sione’s 2 – Unfinished Business), Xavier Horan (Dean Spanley), Miriama McDowell (Dean Spanley) and newcomer Wayne Hapi.
Once a heralded chess champion, Genesis has spent the last few years in and out of mental institutions, battling with severe bipolar disorder. After being released from the psychiatric ward for one more chance at life, he moves in with Ariki, his gang-patched and distant brother (Hapi), and Ariki’s soon-to-be-patched teenage son, Mana (Rolleston).
Needing a purpose and a reason to get out of the gang house, Genesis joins a rough-as-guts local chess club, with the wild idea of coaching the motley crew of kids to the national chess championship. On the way, Gen must face the responsibility that comes with being a leader, navigate conflict within the gang world and try to survive the potentially devastating strife that breaks out between him and his brother over his nephew’s future.
Register for the 2016 Conference here. Registrations close 31 October 2016.