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