Taouma and Horrocks docos celebrate the Pacific at Nga Taonga

Posted Tuesday 09 Oct 2018

You can catch these wonderful Wifters' works this week at Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision. First up is Lisa Taouma's Marks of Mana in its New Zealand premiere. In this new documentary, the filmmaker, academic and founder of the Coconet.tv expands the record of knowledge about the artform that is the female tatau.

When: Wednesday 17 October at 7pm and Friday 19 October at 12.30pm
Where: Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

And screening as part of the Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festival 2018, Shirley Horrocks' 2006 documentary The New Oceania is an engaging portrait of Samoan-born Albert Wendt, a leading South Pacific novelist, poet and dramatist. Tracing Wendt's life and career - with vivid dramatisations of his work - the documentary doubles as a history of cultural renewal in the Pacific. In particular, it celebrates the explosion of creative activity by Pacific artists in New Zealand - writers, painters, dancers, rappers, and fashion designers many of whom look to Wendt as a forerunner and role model.

Saturday 20 October at 4.30pm
Where: Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington