Toi Wāhine Film Screenings

Me aro koe ki te Hā o Hine-ahu-one
— Pay heed to the dignity of women


( In association with Māoriland Film Festival)

Sunday 5th August         7.30pm           Meteor Theatre

The Documentary Film Celebrating the Life of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

This is the story of an American hero.  One who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless.  And yet few people know her name.  This is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.  MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller.

In 1998, recognising her impressive leadership and achievements, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Medal of Freedom.  A stalwart activist for women's rights, Wilma Mankiller was cited by the organisers of the January 2017 Women's March on Washington as one of the most important leaders in America's movement for equality. And yet, most people still don’t know her name. 

MANKILLER reminds audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership and serves as a wakeup call to take action for positive change.




Tickets : $10 / $15.00


Wednesday 8th  August          7.30pm          Meteor Theatre

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Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. 

This film is beautiful, bold, gorgeously well made and utterly essential to any understanding or appreciation of New Zealand film-making and this country as it exists today.  - Stuff            
                                                            A delicate and devastating must-see. - NZ Herald                                                                          


Tickets : $10 / $15.00