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Take

Victoria Hunt | Short Documentary
Maori |Australia/New Zealand| 2019 | 9 Min
Canadian Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30pm
Shorts Program: Imprint
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Blending haunting contemporary dance and the archival history of Hinemihi, a sacred Māori meetinghouse, director and dancer, Victoria Hunt, tells the story of the house. Stolen by a collector 130 years ago, Hunt creatively pleads for the Hinemihi's return to Aotearoa.

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After performing for many years with Tess De Quincy's Body Weather company, Victoria (Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Ngati Kahungunu,) began to produce her dance works. Her work has been presented at national and international festivals. Take is her first film.