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Director: Sima Urale. Duration: 15 mins
Seen through the eyes of 11-year-old Tino, the eldest of five
children of a Samoan family, the film opens with the birth
of yet another baby, and Tino must cope with the added
pressure and responsibilities expected of him as the eldest.
With mother and father figures who are heard but not seen,
they struggle with mundane jobs, changing social values,
and financial pressures in a new country. Tino must carry
the weight of responsibilities.
SUN Kula Films 7:00PM
RITES OF COURAGE
Director: Miki Magasiva. Duration: 5 mins
A young boy goes through the traditional tattoo ritual
when entering into adulthood, where he will face his
greatest fears. We all face the same fears and challenges in
an ever-changing world. If we are to survive, we must adapt
with this new world, whilst holding onto our traditions
because ultimately, we are all the same, no matter where
we come from.
SUN Kula Films 7:39PM
TE OKIANGA O TE VAERUA
Director: Itiri Ngaro, Duration: 4 mins
The sound of a drum beat echoes across a calm sea. The
waters ripple as a chant can be heard in the wind. It is a call
to the Vaerua searching for its path as it longs for its home.
SUN Kula Films 8:01PM
THE DANCERS SHADOW
Director: Kristina Simons. Duration: 10 mins
Sina, a young half Samoan half Pakeha girl, is split between
her parents’ very different expectations of her and her love
of dance. A delightful take on this dilemma.
SUN Kula Films 8:06PM
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE
Director: Markerita Urale. Duration: 12 mins
This documentary of an audio-visual installation held at
the premises of K-Rd sex shop pushes the boundaries of
contemporary Pacific Island Art. The Other Side of Paradise
reclaims ancient Pacific Island sensuality and sexuality.
SUN Kula Films 7:26PM
TIGA E LE OLOA: HIDDEN PAIN
Director: Popo Lilo. Duration: 15 mins
Three Samoan boys face the harsh reality of living in a
traditional Samoan family in urban Auckland, Aoteoroa and
the challenges this presents in day to day life.
SUN Kula Films 7:45PM
DEADLY YARNS SERIES 3
Deadly Yarns is a joint initiative of ScreenWest, ABC
television and the Film and Television Institute WA and
is designed to showcase the work of Indigenous writers,
directors, and producers through the production of short
Director: Cornel Ozies. Duration: 8 mins
This short film is the story of Jedda Rae Hill, an African-
American/Aboriginal teenager, who doesn’t conform to the
norm. She does boxing, likes to skate, and strangely enough,
likes watching Bollywood movies. We follow her everyday
life and explore her dreams of being a Bollywood actor.
MON Kula Films 11:00AM
Director: Mandy Corunna. Duration: 8 mins
Wrong way takes us on a love journey. How a couple of
young teenagers fell in love, only to discover they couldn’t
be together without turning their backs on their Aboriginal
families and traditional laws.
MON Kula Films 11:30AM
Director/Writer: Karrie-Anne Kearing. Duration: 8 mins
A creation story of how fire came to the Noongars of the
Pinjarra (Bindjareb) region, told through painting, dance
and visual storytelling.
MON Kula Films 11:10AM
YOU’RE NOT PLAYING THAT
Director: Kelli Cross. Duration: 5 mins
This WA short, tells of a father’s joy at watching his beloved
footy team - Carlton, in the 1982 Grand Final, turn into
shock and disbelief, when his son tells him he wants to play
MON Kula Films 11:40AM
WHO PAINTIN’ DIS WANDJINA?
Director: Taryne Laffar. Duration: 8 mins
Anonymously, a non -Indigenous graffiti artist speaks about
the hundreds of Wandjina stencils and graffiti around Perth,
WA. Traditional owners of the sacred Wandjina - an ancient
creator spirit - respond and explain the inappropriateness
of this being graffitied without ‘proper’ knowledge.
MON Kula Films 11:20AM
AFTERNOON FROM FAR AWAY
Director: Lazaro Olmedo. Duration: 7 mins.
Travelling parents have to go in search of wood and leave
their seven year old son in charge of the youngest. Tragedy
reaches the adults, while the children stay home alone
during the long hours of wait and anguish.
MON Kula Films 4:50PM
OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS
IN AUSTRALIA, FILM MAKERS
HAVE BEEN BUILDING THEIR
OWN VOICE THROUGH FILM...
feathers ochres totems message sticks moiety ta moko smudging shells tapa buckskin beads
moiety kinship scarring waka longhouse trochus pigments carving cleansing corroboree trochus
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