This year saw the founding of Hawaiiki Hou—the World Māori Film Festival Congress, and the museum’s Aotearoa New Zealand Film Festival is one of the group’s first associate members, along with festivals in Australia and Tahiti, and joining founding members in Wairoa, Raratonga, Sydney and New York. These festivals are united by a dedication to showcasing indigenous film content, including films by Māori, Hawaiian and Aboriginal Australian artists. Don't miss this year’s stellar selection of shorts and features showcasing Aotearoa’s unique culture, wicked sense of humor and distinctive cinematic visions. Includes audience favorites The Dead Lands, The Pā Boys and What We Do in the Shadows from PIC's Pacific Showcase at Hawaii International Film Festival:
Fantail: 9/12 at 1 p.m. + 9/13 at 7:30 p.m.
Māori Pasifika Shorts Program: 9/12 at 4:00 p.m. + 9/15 at 1:00 p.m.
The Dead Lands: 9/12 at 7:30 p.m. + 9/13 at 4:00 p.m.
The Pā Boys: 9/13 at 1:00 p.m. + 9/17 at 7:30 p.m.
What We Do in the Shadows: 9/15 at 7:30 p.m. + 9/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Special thanks to Leo Koziol, Louisa Tipene Opetaia, Misa Tupou, Wairoa Māori Film Festival, New Zealand Film Commission, Hawaiiki Hou-the World Māori Film Festival Congress, Pacific Islanders in Communications, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and the Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder Symposium.