Ara Marumaru (The Shadow)

Kawenna´here Devery Jacobs (Mohawk), Ken Are Bongo (Sámi), Richard Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pīkiao) | Aotearoa New Zealand | 2018 | 8 min | Without Dialogue | Short Drama | Canadian Premiere

 Thu Oct 18 7:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of
Cause + Affect

A young mother, desperate and alone, makes a difficult decision to abandon her newborn daughter. Haunted by her decision, she must do everything she can to get her baby back. Ara Marumaru was created as part of the third Native Slam, bringing international Indigenous directors together in a 72-hour film challenge.

Kawenna´here Devery Jacobs is a rising film and TV actress (Rhymes for Young Ghouls) who has also recently turned her attention to directing. Her shorts Stolen and RAE have screened at imagineNATIVE.

Ken Are Bongo is a producer and director working in Lakselv, Norway, whose filmmaking focuses primarily on Sámi storytelling and the Arctic region of his homeland.

Richard Curtis is a Rotorua-based filmmaker and member of the Steambox Collective. His film, Ahi Kā (2014) has screened at festival internationally.