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Kahu is the last man standing in a world devastated by disease. Atua was made as part of the NATIVE Slam V,
Kahu is the last man standing in a world devastated by disease. Atua was made as part of the NATIVE Slam V, The NATIVE Slam is an international Indigenous collaboration challenge that brings Indigenous filmmakers together for just 72 hours to make a film.
Directors: Brown Bitty – Muaupoko/Ngai Tara/Ngati Raukawa/Ngati Huia, Chantelle Murray – Bardi, Bailey Poching – Ngati Whatua/Samoan of Aleisa and Tanugamanono
Producers: Pauline Clague – Yaegl, Libby Hakaraia -Maori/Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga/Ngati Kapu
New Zealand | 2020 | 7 min
English/Samoan | Short Drama
Brown Bitty is an Alumni of the Berlinale film Talents, her films carry a host of awards including a FIFO Prix Spécial Du Jury, Best International Documentary for Spirit Women from the Wairoa Māori film festival, NZFC Huia Publishers Pikihuia Highly Commended Script award and the Australian Solid Screen
award for contribution to the screen arts.
Chantelle’s debut directing piece My Name Is Mudju, won best short at Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival, and her film SHED (2019) opened the Sydney Film Festival. Chantelle is currently working through her first feature script process with a mentor in Aotearoa.
Bailey Poching’s first short film Cosmic Adventures screened at Maoriland Film Festival and Wairoa Maori Film Festival last year. Bailey also starred in the short film Nancy From Now On, which won the Audience Choice Award for Short Film at imagineNATIVE 2019 and the Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award at NZIFF.
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Director: Kiel McNaughton – Māori/Pasifika
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Content Warning: 13+, Violence & offensive language