The Voyager’s Legacy

The Dawn Raids of 1974-76 were a time when the New Zealand Police
were instructed by the government to enter homes and/or stop people
on the street and ask for permits, visas, passports – anything that proved a person’s right to be in the country. This blunt instrument was applied almost exclusively to Pacific Islanders, despite the bulk
of overstayers at the time being from Europe or North America. Dr
Melani Anae describes these raids as ‘the most blatantly racist attack on Pacific peoples by the New Zealand government in New Zealand’s history.


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Presented as Part Of Program 1 – Little Stars

A Morning with Aroha

Aroha wants to share her creativity with her neighbours. Her imaginations come to life for everyone to enjoy....
11 min | Nicholas Riini | English | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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FEYENTUAFIYIÑ (Our Path)

Feyentuafiyiñ Bafkence Kimvn is an act of reciprocal communication between gvbamtucefe (those who give advice...
9 min | Escuela de cine y comunicacion Mapuche Ayja Rewe Budi Chile | Spanish | English Subtitles
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First Time Home

Through a mixture of Spanish, Triqui, and English, they got to know their grandparents, aunts and uncles. In t...
29 min | Noemi Librado-Sanchez, Esmirna Librado, Heriberto Ventura, Esmeralda Ventura | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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Kikino Kids

From the imagination of Kikino youth, follow the story of rebellious friends, star crossed lovers, and brave e...
14 min | Barry Bilinsky | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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Manu Masters

MANU MASTERS is a coming-of-age comedy inspired by films like the Last Dragon and the original Karate Kid. Man...
18 min | Te Waiarangi Ratana | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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Proowa (Yucca)

Rita is an 18 year old girl who sees many problems in her community, so she decides to be a candidate for the ...
6 min | Stefany Mendinueta | English Subtitles
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Hi, my name is Lilliana

Hi, My Name is Lilliana is my first film and a little recap of my life so far as well as where I’m headi...
4 min | Lilliana Rice
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Tsiiyééł (Hair Bun)

A Diné (Navajo) teenager is feeling down. She decides to go on a run wearing her Tsiiyééł, a traditional D...
1 min | Austin Jimmy , Shanique Yazzie, Hailee Bekis | Navajo | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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