Black Talk at Winda Film Festival

Big ups to Winda’s Artistic Director Pauline Clague for facilitating such an invigorating and engaging panel over the weekend at the Winda Film Festival. The discussion, centred on  indigenous film festivals within the wider film industry, took us on an adventure from behind the camera to game changing communication that indigenous peoples around the world…

Winda Film Festival celebration

Last night on behalf of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, I had the absolute privilege to attend the inaugural opening of the Winda Film Festival down at Circular Quay at the Dendy in Sydney. Thanks Leo Koziol, what a special night and what a great night for it was for all indigenous film makers.  …

Maori films …taonga or not

So we’ve been having conversations about Maori films being released in Australia and why they only play for a short time before going to DVD and why Maori don’t support the films as well as they could. It is sad to watch movies such as BOY, WHITE LIES and DARK HORSE come to Australia and…