Directed by Thomas Lallier, “Paris Tower 13” is an engrossing look at artistic expression and passion in the face of impending destruction. In the words of Vincent van Gogh, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” While the works of art featured in the film are by no means small, think Continue Reading
Directed by William Watson “Haka and Guitars,” which screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, heads to Te Aroha, New Zealand on Oct. 29th for the Arohanui Film Fest.
Directed by Kevin Double, “Set in Stone” screens at the Arohanui Film Festival on October 29th. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
Making its New Zealand premiere Oct. 28th at the Arohanui Film Festival, “A Reason to Stay” tells the story of how one group of friends experienced Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
The rebuilding of a city begins first with the reviving of its spirit. Directed by Peter Young and produced by Tracy Roe, “The Art of Recovery” chronicles the period following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake when creative entrepreneurs and artists injected new energy into the heart of the city quieted by destruction. A personal film for Continue Reading
From Norway, “A Dream at Sea” directed by Trond Nicholas Perry and Erik Pirolt makes its New Zealand premiere this Saturday, October 29th, at the Arohanui Film Festival. The film is the first feature-length documentary by the pair of artists and chronicles their attempt to build a boat out of garbage and sail it with Continue Reading
Directed by Niu Zi, “Mind Landscape” takes viewers on a reflective journey through remote areas of Tibet following photographer Yang Yankang as he captures the heart and beauty of a people and region few will ever have the privilege of seeing in person. The film is a compelling visual experience. There is no dialogue except for a Continue Reading
“There’s nothing as bad as seeing your community dying,” says Charlie Kane, a Newfoundland fisherman featured in the award-winning documentary “Atlantic” by Irish filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (Richie O’Donnell). The film, which makes its New Zealand premiere October 29th at the Arohanui Film Festival, is a sobering look at how the mismanagement of natural resources Continue Reading
“Spirit of the Ancestors” is the eye-opening personal journey of one family’s attempt to restore ‘Mana’ (welfare) to their Easter Island village by finding and bringing home the spirit of the Moai Hoa Haka Nanaʻia, a sacred statue said to contain the spiritual energy of their ancestors, taken by British sailors from their community more Continue Reading
Kiwi filmmaker Peter Young knows what makes a city worthwhile. Following the 2011 earthquake that destroyed much of central Christchurch and killed 185 people, Young began documenting the community-led efforts of artists and entrepreneurs who together helped raise the spirits of South Island’s most populous city through their acts of kindness, generosity, and on-going creative Continue Reading