Saturday 27 April 5.30pm to 6.45pm | ACMI Studio
Full $19 | Concession $16 | Family Pass $60 | 3 Pass $45 | 5 Pass $75

SHORT FILMS | UNCLASSIFIED NO AGE RESTRICTIONS | 75 MINS

Our Family, Our Culture: watch a selection of heartwarming stories from across continents, highlighting the similarities of cultural values.

TAMA
Directors: Jared Flitcroft (Ngāti Maniopoto) and Jack O'Donnell | 2017 | Aotearoa, New Zealand | 9 mins | English | New Zealand Sign Language
Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers. Tama is about a young Maori Deaf boy who wants to perform the Haka. On a near-fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his family. In his struggle, he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.

FAST HORSE
Director: Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree) | 2018 | New Zealand | 13 mins | English | Blackfoot
FAST HORSE is a rare look at the world of bareback horse racing through the experience of one Siksika horseman, Alison RedCrow, as he strives to build a team and take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy. This old tradition is alive and well.

SHIN-CHI’S CANOE
Director: Allan Hopkins (N’quatqua) | 2018 | Canada| 14 mins | English | Halqu'mélyem | English subtitles
Through his father's gift of a secret and tiny hand carved cedar canoe, a child discovers the strength and resilience to endure his first year at an Indian Residential School.

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Director: Tyson Mowarin (Ngarluma) | 2018 | Australia | 20mins | English

Frustrated by the partying ways of his young nephews, an uncle takes the boys on a life-changing journey out of town to reconnect with the land of their ancestors and the country they will take care of in the future.

LES VAILLANTS (THE VALIANTS)
Director: Martin Gunn (Kitcisakik, Anishnaabe) | 2018 | Canada | 4 mins 31 secs | French | English subtitles

For over 100 years, whenever someone dies, Kitcisakik men get together to build a free casket as a show of solidarity with the family.

QILLIQTU (SHINY OBJECT)
Director: Kevin Tikivik (Inuit) | 2017 | Canada | 5 mins | Inuit | English subtitles
Inspired by his own life story, Qilliqtu (Shiny Object) is a story attempting to remind the viewers of Indigenous time past and present while embracing those who relate to the connection to the land.

ARA MARUMARU
Directors: Ken Are Bongo, Richard Curtis & Devery Jacobs | 2018 | New Zealand | 7 mins | English
At her lowest point a mother walks away from her baby only to realise her mistake, now she must face the spirit world to claim her back. Created in 72 hours for the Native Slam III filmmaking challenge at the Maoriland Film Festival.

NOTE: This film is available in the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival 3-pass and 5-pass ticket packages.

Image: Tama (still) - 2017