Program 11 – Aurora Australis

For Pasifika (Pacific Islanders), the popular adage “Water is Life” takes on a deeper meaning: The Great Ocean is their inter-island highway, the means by which they move and migrate between disparate islands, constellating each one by one. The films in this program explore the powerful force of water to shape our relationship with land.

Virtual Availability:
A Crying Shame – Worldwide
E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars) – Worldwide
E Rangi Rā (Things Are Different Now) – Canada Only
fire in the water, fire in the sky – Canada Only
Survivors of Wadjemup – Worldwide
WASHDAY – Canada Only

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Playing as part of this program

Survivors of Wadjemup

For almost 100 years, Wadjemup was a prison for at least 3,670 Aboriginal men and boys. More than 370 men neve...
9 min | Glen Stasiuk
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Waihere – The Waters that Bind

Stranded in the freezing cold on the volcano Tongariro, Ngātoroirangi, a Māori priest, calls for his two sis...
10 min | Matiu Hamuera
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New Zealand, 1963. A year after the passing of her mother, eight year old Hine and her father Whai, still grie...
14 min | Kath Akuhata-Brown
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E Rangi Rā (Things Are Different Now)

E Rangi Rā is set in the early 1800s following Ngāpuhi’s attack on Te Whānau a Hinerupe. Armed with Europ...
12 min | Tioreore Ngatai Melbourne | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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fire in the water, fire in the sky

Tia has always survived – but in turn she has forgotten how to dance. Sisters Tia and Ina are far from home....
13 min | Mīria George
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E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)

“E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)” follows the journey of a young Samoan man by the name of Tui Meki...
8 min | Selu-Kian Faletoese | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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A Crying Shame

Western Australian legislation in the 1900s allowed extraordinary intervention into the lives of Aboriginal fa...
35 min | Glen Stasiuk | English Subtitles
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