Film festival revived
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Try and get things done at home...around the farm and garden. The Hokianga Film Festival is being revived, eight years on from the last running of the event.
Festival co-ordinator Jessie McVeagh says the event promises to be a nice mix of local content and other films that she thinks Hokianga people will enjoy and relate to.
‘‘It’s celebrating local and New Zealand films and indigenous films primarily and Rawene is going to be at the heart of it,’’ McVeagh says.
It will be the first time since 2009, that the festival has taken place. McVeagh will share her own film, which shows local woman Tanya Filia’s story of beating the odds that doctors gave her for surviving cancer.
The festival theme is ‘Inspiring Hokianga’. It begins on October 20 with a video installation at the No.1 Gallery in Rawene, with works from local artists followed by 2017 film
Other content will include documentaries on local issues, McVeagh says, including a protest on deep sea oil drilling and wahi tapu sites.
Acting, cinematography, and screen writing workshops provided by industry professionals and question and answer sessions will feature throughout the weekend.
Local youth are also set to perform spoken word poetry.
Hokianga Film Festival October 20-23, Rawene Hall. Visit www.hokiangafilm.com
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