February 12, 2024
Māoriland fest biggest yet
The Māoriland Film Festival is entering its second decade with a 168 films and video works from over 130 Indigenous nations, making it the largest Indigenous film festival in the world.
Ticket sales for next month’s five-day festival in Otaki opened today on iTicket.
Festival director Madeleine Hakaraia de Young says Māoriland is a global event – so it tried to bring new communities and voices to the festival.
The theme of this year’s festival, Kia Tau Te Rongomau, is a call for peace.
Organisers have worked with Rachael Rakena to curate an exhibition down Ōtaki’s Main Street with artists Tāme Iti, Regan Balzer, Johnson Witehira and Ngataiharuru Taepa