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Ngā Koekoeā

Joshua Teariki Baker/Chapin Hall/Jaimee Poipoi | Short Drama
New Zealand | 2019 | 9 Min
International Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:30am
Shorts Program: Perceptions
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

A young Māori girl reflecting on a bad day meets SHANIQUA who inspires her to be strong and be who she is with no regrets or shame.

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Chapin Hall (Cook Islands) is a Hawai’i and Los Angeles based Cinematographer. Out of State, which he was cinematographer screened at imagineNATIVE in 2017.

 
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Joshua Teariki Baker (Kanaka Maoli) has studied film production in New Zealand and Australia. His short film A Boy From Rarotonga was selected to screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival in 2018.

 
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Jaimee Poipoi (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a NZ filmmaker who has worked her way up from art department with significant roles on projects such as Born to Dance and produced the short film Krystal which will premiere at imagineNATIVE this year.