Our Atoll Speaks opens the 2019 Te Kuki Airani Film Festival in Rarotonga!

Our atoll Speaks will open the Te Kūki ‘Āirani Film Festival 2019 with the feature length film Vai & a beautiful film line-U]up! ❤️🎬🙏🏼 here -a shot of the program.

The festival will open on August 6th at Empire Cinema in Rarotonga with a welcome showcasing Pukapukan culture!

Beautiful printed program of the festival!

Tickets will be on sale next week from Monday 1st July 2019 (Kuki time).

The beauty of making a communal documentary film and festival experience! Thank you Joshua Baker and Ani O’Neill for having us!

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Our Atoll Speaks selected at New Zealand International Film Festival!

BREAKING NEWS: Our Atoll Speaks premieres at the New Zealand International Film Festival in beautiful company of Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2019! Film will travel to cities in Aotearoa – Auckland and Wellington included! Check out the schedule below!

Take a look at the graceful words from the curator!

Thank you Leo Koziol and NIFF wonderful team for selecting our film!! Dates and venues/ cities to be announced but please take a look at the fresh lineup! Venues, Cities and Screening dates to be announced. More to come!


Maori Television highlights Our Atoll Speaks!

Click to view Maori TV segment on the Wairoa Maori Film Festival. https://teaomaori.news/sharing-indigenous-stories-through-film

Gemma speaks about the film at the end of this TV segment

Cook Islands News covers premier of film in home country!

To read full article click below: Atawaiwolo Cook Island News for you coverage!


Our Atoll Speaks screens at Wairoa Maori Film Festival!

Our Atoll Speaks premiered in Aotearoa/New Zealand on June 1st, 2019 at Wairoa Maori Film Festival within the Moana Nui Kiwa shorts film category! Gemma attended and here we share some of the beautiful moments! Thank you Leo Koziol and Louisa Tipene Opetaia for programming the film and for the wonderful experience!

Louisa Tipene Opetaia presents Our Atoll Speaks at the Kahungunu Marae
Wonderful audience at Wairoa Maori Film Festival

Part of the experience at Wairoa Maori Film Festival is that audiences and filmmakers stay at the Marae getting a the full festival experience
More of the audience
Everyone watching Our Atoll Speaks
Children were also there getting to see Pukapuka for the first time
Gemma at Q&A with filmmakers attending Wairoa Maori Film Festival
Making new friends
Mana Wahine at Wairoa
Filmmakers, audience and volunteers on the bus to Wairoa
Lunch stop – Aotearoa is beautiful
Wairoa sky