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Native Peoples - Global Films

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Running Time: 29 Jun - 3 Jul 2022


Native Peoples - Global Films


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Te Reo Māori at MFF2022

The Lion King Reo Māori
6:00 PM, Wednesday 29 June
Nga Purapura

Disney's epic adventure has been reversioned to te reo Māori! 

Follow the story of Simba, a feisty lion cub who "just can't wait to be king." Led astray by his ambitious Uncle Scar, Simba adopts a carefree lifestyle with his hilarious companions, Timon and Pumbaa, and forgets his regal responsibilities. But destiny calls and he must decide when the time is right to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his place in the "Circle of Life" 

The Lion King Reo Māori has been reversioned by Matewa Media - Matewa Media is committed to creating a series of content that is known, loved and celebrated throughout the world. By way of association, we are taking iconic Disney films and flipping them into our own to contribute to our collective intention of celebrating Te Reo Māori in all places and spaces.

5:30 PM, Thursday 30 June
Ngā Purapura

He Paki Taketake is excited to present TAMA KAIATEA (Astro Kid). A French animated feature film that has been reversioned into te reo Maori at the Maoriland Hub.

This is a gentle sci-fi movie for the whole whanau. A fun adventure on a distant planet!
After his spaceship is destroyed, ten-year-old Wiremu escapes in one pod but his parents flee in another. They get separated from each other. As his rescue capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet, Wiremu befriends the friendly robot Paki and kooky alien Hiko. Together they adventure through the mysterious planet, discovering its wildlife and beauty but also the dangers that lie beneath!

Free entry - limited spaces! Please reserve your tickets online!

School Screenings

If you are interested in bringing your kohanga or kura to see either of these films, please contact to enquire about school screenings. 

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Ko Te Kawa Nui Ia He Manaaki i Te Tangata

Māoriland is committed to creating a safe environment for all our kaimahi and visitors. 

The values and functions of Māoriland are derived from cornerstone principles of celebration, unity, being alert, and respecting the mana of every person and taonga in our whare. 

We ask that manuwhiri and visitors alike respect the mana of all those you encounter.  

Here's what you can expect from us:

All kaimahi interacting with the public at ticket counters and at venues will be vaccinated and will be wearing masks. We will be testing regularly. This is our duty of care to ensure that the vulnerable in our audience feel safe.

We will have hand sanitiser available at all venues and wherever refreshments are served. We practice good hygiene including washing our hands and cleaning high-use surfaces. 

So that we can safely welcome you into all MFF venues, we ask the following; 

  • Please wear a mask at screenings.
  • If you have any symptoms of cold/flu or COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate please stay home. 
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be freely available at all venues.

Māoriland operates year-round from the Māoriland Hub
68 Main Street Ōtaki

He whare taketake – a home for the Indigenous
He whare tapere – a home for the imagination
He whare kōrero – a home for conversation

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