Take

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Take

Directed by Victoria Hunt

  • Australia 2019; 9 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Essay

Synopsis

A dancer enters the liminal spaces between history and emotion to retell the story of her ancestral Māori meeting house Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito.

Director's Statement

My aim as a dancer, director, educator and activist is to reinstate the power of Indigenous creativity through unravelling the complexities Indigenous people face within the struggle for recognition, reclamation and remembrance. Central to this is the honouring of whakapapa (genealogy) and the revitalization of mana wahine (feminine knowledge). My work is a gradual binding of intimate collaboration between artists, elders and community.

Production

  • AS IF PRODUCTIONS

    Margot Nash