ŪKAIPŌ WHENUA (Mother's Land)

Kararaina Rangihau | AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND | 2016 | 17 MIN | SHORT DRAMA

Friday 21 October 2016 | 12:10 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
International Premiere
Screening as part of Spirit of the Ancestors

Set in the misty mountains of Lake Waikaremoana in Aotearoa, another generation is poised to inherit the land. With a heavy heart, Nanny Oriwa, the old matriarch, sends for her grandson, pinning all her hopes for the land and family on him. 


Kararaina Rangihau (aka Karlite) is a dedicated Tūhoe tribeswoman committed to ensuring that Tūhoetanga continues as a living practice in her community. She has over 20 years of involvement in various projects as an actress, writer, singer, composer, director and producer for Māori children’s television, film, radio, theatre and community development.