Moa Ma Le Pinko (Chicken and Bingo)
Amberley Jo Aumua (Māori/Samoan), Courtney Montour (Mohawk), Jesse Littlebird (Laguna/Kewa Pueblos) | Aotearoa New Zealand | 2018 | 7 min | English | Short Drama | International Premiere
Thu Oct 18 7:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of Cause + Affect
Two random strangers at a cemetery have an unlikely connection recounting the deaths of their loved ones and sharing stories of chicken and bingo. Moa Ma Le Pinko was created as part of the third Native Slam, bringing international Indigenous directors together in a 72-hour film challenge.
Amberley Jo Aumua is a writer and director, she has a few short films under her belt: Enough (2015), Kopurapura (2016), and Waiting (2017) .
Courtney Montour is from Kahnawake whose work focuses on exploring issues of Indigenous identity. Her short Flat Rocks screened last year.
Jesse Littlebird has directed various music videos and two shorts. He is a 2017 Full Circle Fellowship through Sundance’s Native and Indigenous Program.