Rialto Channel celebrates International Women's Day with fabulous March line-up

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

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The Rialto Channel celebrates International Women's Day throughout March with premieres that shine a spotlight on women's stories, women filmmakers, and women who inspire and influence. The titles premiering on the channel include:

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable - Bethany became a surfing sensation when she returned to the sport following a devastating shark attack at age thirteen.

Woman at War - Winner of the SACD Screenwriting Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Premiering on International Women's Day, 8 March, 8.30pm. From Iceland, starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir (above right).

A Vigilante - Starring Olivia Wilde (above left) as a woman who escapes her violent husband and becomes obsessive about helping other women in danger.

Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time - celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and more.

Unravelling Athena: The Champions of Women's Tennis - chronicles the journey of women tennis champions. Featuring over twenty World #1 players.

Maiden - the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old chef on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

And on Friday nights in March - Indie Women Directors.

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RNZ seeks audio/visual content featuring waiata reo Māori

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

RNZ is seeking high quality audio and visual content featuring waiata reo Māori, with the aim of:

Embedding waiata reo Māori in the daily lives of everyday New Zealanders; or

Converting New Zealanders with zero to passive reo Māori into waiata reo Māori benefactors.

Successful proposals will be offered platform support for applications being submitted into the Te Māngai Paho Music Breakthrough Projects RFP 2020/21 - Round 4.

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