Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Libby Hakaraia on the Māoriland Film Festival

Monica Brewster Evening - Rescheduled Date
  • Tue 27 Sep 2022
  • 6—8PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rescheduled date
  • Students with ID free
  • Friends $10 | General $15
  • Refreshments provided | All welcome
  • Booking essential - available below

Join Libby Hakaraia founder of the Māoriland Film Festival as she shares insights into the Festival (which is now the largest in person international Indigenous film festival in the world) the hub it has grown, as well as their mahi developing rangatahi story tellers, creatives and entrepreneurs.

Her talk will be followed by a screening of eight short films from the Nga Pakiaka Incubator Programme.

Libby Hakaraia (Ngāti Kapu, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) has worked as a producer, director and writer in television and film for the past 25 years. She has directed over 20 broadcast documentaries as well as two short dramas that have travelled the globe. A producer of the recently released feature film Cousins and of some 26 short films that have screened around the world. 

For the past 9 years Libby has led the Māoriland Film Festival, the Māoriland Hub and implemented filmmaking training initiatives for rangatahi Māori in Ōtaki and across Aotearoa. Libby has won multiple awards throughout her career that spans radio, television and film. 


Following Libby's talk, we'll screen eight short films developed through the Nga Pakiaka Incubator Programme.

The Retrieval - directed by Aree Kapa, DOP Ryan Alexander Lloyd.

The Voyagers - Legacy directed by Aree Kapa, DOP Ryan Alexander Lloyd.

E Rangi Rā - directed by Tioreore Ngatai Melbourne, DOP Mike Jonathan.

Ngā Riwha a Tama - directed by Keeti Ngatai Melbourne, DOP Richard Curtis.

Manu Masters - directed by Te Waiarangi Ratana, DOP Isaac Te Reina.

The Politics - of Toheroa Soup directed by Tiana Trego Hall.

Street Lights - directed by Te Mahara Tamehana, DOP Ryan Alexander Lloyd.

Ruarangi - directed by Oriwa Hakaraia, DOP Mike Jonathan.

Film information here

You can view the trailers for the films here

The Monica Brewster Evenings (MBE) in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth. For a different kind of night out, join us for talks, presentations and performances in a casual and intimate atmosphere.

Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Image courtesy of Libby Hakaraia

Event Info

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