Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Peta-Maria Tunui and Charles Olsen’s collaborative te reo Māori poetry film, Noho Mai

Te reo Māori poetry film ‘Noho Mai’ has been nominated for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin – 19 to 22 November 2020. It has been nominated as one of 34 films chosen from around 2,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

The Opening and Awards Ceremonies will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and the Haus für poesie website on 19 November at 8pm and 22 November at 8pm respectively (times in Berlin). The full programme will be available for four weeks for €7.99 (NZ$13) from 20 November via Vimeo-on-Demand. NOHO MAI is included in the programme ‘International Competition I: Precious Souvenirs’. The full programme is on Haus für poesie: ZEBRA Poetry Film Festval Programme 2020

During lockdown at the beginning of the year Charles Olsen ran a te reo Māori poetry film workshop online with young creatives in NZ. The collaborative film ‘Noho Mai’ which came out of the workshop, is one of 34 films selected from around 2000 entries for the competition section of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, 19-22 Nov.

The festival will be available on Vimeo-on-demand for four weeks. Here is the trailer:

As Peta-Maria Tunui, who wrote the poem and is one of the co-directors, says in the current world situation, ‘the poem has become our koha aroha to people all around the world who are longing for their home and are unable to return.’

Peta-Maria Tunui and Charles Olsen in a kōrero with Dale Husband on Radio Waatea about the film.

Still from Noho Mai

NOHO MAI CREDITS

DIRECTORS Peta-Maria Tunui, Waitahi Aniwaniwa McGee, Shania Bailey-Edmonds, Jesse-Ana Harris, Lilián Pallares, Charles Olsen  POEM Peta-Maria Tunui  VOICE Shania Bailey-Edmonds  ACTORS Shania Bailey-Edmonds, Peta-Maria Tunui, Jesse-Ana Harris, Charles Olsen  EDITOR Charles Olsen  PRODUCER Antenablue  FIELD CAMERAS Waitahi Aniwaniwa McGee, Ikey Ihaka Tunui, Charles Olsen  AERIAL CAMERA Ash Robinson  TAONGA PUORO Salvador Brown  COLOMBIAN GAITA Charles Olsen  KARANGA Peta-Maria Tunui  SOUND MIX Charles Olsen  ENGLISH TRANSLATION Peta-Maria Tunui  FILMED IN Aotearoa–New Zealand: Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Waitaha, Te Tai Rāwhiti, and Spain: Madrid, Soria

Links: 

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Programme 2020

Haus für poesie

Facebook @ZEBRAPoetryFilmFestival

Ó Bhéal Poetry Film Competition Shortlist 2020

Wairoa Māori Film Festival

VII Festival Cinemística, Spain

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