Webcast Saturday 15 June 6 pm with Tusi Tamasese

Posted Tuesday 11 Jun 2013

Tusi Tamasese: 'The Orator' - from script to screen

Saturday 15 June 2013

6.00 - 6.45 pm (NZST)

Tusi Tamasese, Samoan born award winning writer and film director talks to Kath Akuhata-Brown about his work.

The focus of the webcast will be on:

- The writer's journey
- Indigenous storytelling
- Advice to emerging filmmakers / writers.

The webcast will be available to watch and listen online here. The audience will be able to ask questions, engage with the speakers and talk to one another throughout the session.

Commonwealth Writers and B3 Media are working together to deliver this webcast, with special thanks to the Institute of Communication Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, NZ.

Find out more information and register to take part:

Online: www.commonwealthwriters.org/pacificvoices

By email: j.byrde@commonwealth.int

Sign up now, as spaces are limited.

This webcast builds on the Commonwealth Shorts project. This was a partnership between Commonwealth WritersB3 Media and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association / Worldview to give emerging writers / directors the opportunity to make a film which highlighted issues affecting them and their communities. The project culminated in a production lab for five international film makers, plus eight emerging film makers from the wider Pacific region held in Auckland, New Zealand in February 2013.

Next Up...

Free Tickets to the Movies

Posted Tuesday 11 Jun 2013

We have double passes to giveaway for two great new movies: The Hunt and The Other Son screening nationally from this Thursday 13 June.

So, the first five emails received at office@wift.org.nz with The Hunt in the subject line will win and the 9th, 15th and 21st emails received at office@wift.org.nz with The Other Son in the subject line will also enjoy a free night out at the movies.

See below for story details about both films and thanks to Trigger Marketing and Publicity for the tickets.

The Hunt

The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life.

Mads Mikkelsen delivers a superb, award-winning performance as Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. A untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

Co-founder of the Dogme movement and director of the award-winning international hit FESTEN (THE CELEBRATION), Thomas Vinterberg delivers yet another powerful drama that is sure to leave its mark. Vinterberg wrote the screenplay together with fellow writer-director Tobias Lindholm. THE HUNT re-establishes their successful collaboration which began on the critically acclaimed SUBMARINO which premiered in competition at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. Among others, SUBMARINO received the prestigious Nordic Council Film Award.

The Other Son

As Joseph (Jules Sitruk) is preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, he discovers he is not his parents' biological son, and that he was inadvertantly switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values and their beliefs.