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