Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016
Congratulations to WIFT member Sarah Grohnert, director of Ever The Land, and her team for such successful festival placements. Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ng?i T?hoe.
The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: T?hoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown, and constructing an architectural gem of a community centre using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride.
In addition to the last round of festivals the film has also screened at the Oslo Architecture Triennale in early October and have it has been selected to screen at the following festivals over the month of November:
- 61st Cork Film Festival, Ireland
- Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, South Korea
- Arica Nativa, XI Festival Internacional De Cine Rural , Chile