WIN double movie passes to For Sama

Posted Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

Our first giveaway of the year is five double movie passes to a multi-award-winning film about an incredible woman. Waad Al-Kateab is the producer, director and cinematographer of For Sama, her own story. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice - whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter's life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
The film has won more than 35 film festival awards, including Cannes Film Festival - Best Documentary, and four BAFTA nominations including Outstanding British Film.
For Sama screens in select New Zealand cinemas from 6 February, 2020. Rating: RP16 - graphic content may disturb.

We have five double passes to For Sama to give away. To be in the draw to win, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below.

What does Waad say that Sama doesn't do "like a normal baby"?

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to by 5pm Friday 24 February, 2020.

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Are you Auckland's next Artist In Residence?

Posted Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

Do you fancy spending a couple of months being creative whilst enjoying and being inspired by natural surroundings? The Auckland Council is looking for an Artist in Residence to spend eight weeks, from October to November 2020, doing just that! Artists and creators working in any medium are encouraged to apply. Here are a few key points you'll need to know:
A weekly artist's fee is given to contribute to the artmaking. Accommodation in a scenic location on a regional park, is offered for free. In 2020 the sites the selected artist can choose between are Glenfern Sanctuary Aotea/Great Barrier Island and Shakespear Regional Park. A working space is also provided.
Applications close on 24 February 2020.

Click here for application forms and site information