In conjunction with the exhibition From The Shore, showing at Pātaka from 7 April – 21 July, we are screening the following films, courtesy of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.





Tangata Whenua. Tūrangawaewae. A Place to Stand
25 May 2019 at 2pm
Pātaka Art + Museum


Prior to the establishment of an urban marae in Porirua, Māori people recollect the past reality of life in the rural communities of Tokomaru Bay and Waima Valley. The concept of marae as traditionally understood is discussed by young Māori from groups like Ngā Tama Toa in terms of the new and emergent urban present. As diverse Pākeha and Pacific Island community networks attempt to form links with the marae, real questions are raised about the nature of identity and the possibility of a “multicultural” future.


25 May 2019 at 3.15pm
Pātaka Art + Museum


Ngāti is a deceptively gentle film. Its images are composed with a wistful and pensive restraint and its pace is easy and friendly. Yet bubbling beneath its surface is the most powerful political statement about Maoridom – and by extension all indigenous culture – our cinema has yet managed” – (Peter Calder, “New Zealand’s finest”, New Zealand Herald, September 25, 1987)



6 July 2019 at 2pm
Pātaka Art + Museum


“A documentary about the anti-Apartheid protests that took place in New Zealand during the 1981 South African (Springbok) rugby tour.” – New Zealand Film Commission


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