It was joined by short films; 'Liliu' by Jay Tauamiti, 'Ani' (Berlinale 2019) by Josephine Stewart Te Whiu, 'Rū' by Awanui Simich-Pene, "Yellow Roses" by Paula Whetu Jones and one documentary – "Our Atoll Speaks" by Gemma Cubero del Barrio.
Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele documented the event as ASB Waterfront Theatre. Giving a special mention to 'Ways To See',
"...'Ways to See' is beautifully shot and that contemporary take on legends walking and dealing with issues that take a toll on our communities was a winner for me." - Raymond Sagapolutele
The festival continues across the country. The next screening of the Ngā Whanaunga' program is on Weds, 24th July in Auckland.
Tickets available here: https://www.nziff.co.nz/2019/auckland/nga-whanaunga-maori-pasifika-shorts-2019/