Tuesday, November 10, 2015

He Māori Ahau - Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie 2015


PES_Tito_HeMāoriAhau from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

I interviewed Māori students from different levels of our school.  I asked them a number of questions, partly because I was curious to see what kids thought and whether being 'urban' Māori would be different from 'rural' Māori.  I guess there are similarities and differences.  So this movie was created with the intention of sharing the true voices of Māori kids right here and right now at Pt England School - October 2015.

What intrigued me the most was the question "Who is your Māori Hero?"  A lot of our kids saw sports heroes who played for the All Blacks or NZ Kiwis who were of Pasifika descent, as their Māori Heroes.  Some tamariki struggled to answer at all.  So it made me think how important it is for our kids to be exposed to some of our great heroes such as Dame Whina Cooper, Sir Apirana Ngata,Hekenukumai (Hector) Busby, Hone Heke, Inia Te Wiata and Billy T James just to name a few.

Enjoy 'He Māori Ahau'
Arohanui x

30 comments:

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    1. Hi Ms Tito,

      I liked your movie because it was funny and cool.It was funny when they had to tell what was there favourite Maori food. Who made up the idea?because it was funny.

      From Glennes

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    2. Hi Glennes

      We are glad you enjoyed the movie. I wanted to hear what students had to say about a few things, that's why I made this movie. I laughed a lot too because I could relate to lots of the kids answers.

      Thanks for your comment x

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  2. Hi guys,
    Loved it. My Maori hero is Dr Lance O'Sullivan, the doctor up north who offers free treatments to people. Koia kei!

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    1. Hi Mr B;akey

      Yes Dr O'Sullivan is one of my heroes too. Thanks for your comment x

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  3. Kia ora! I loved this movie! Great footage of our beautiful tamariki sharing their thoughts about what it means to be Maori. My Maori hero is Dame Whina Cooper who led the 1975 Land March. My Maori sports star is Piri Weepu who led the haka for the All Blacks heaps of times. My favourite young Maori actor is James Rolleston of 'Boy'. Well done to your choice as presenters Mahana and Qweshan.
    Mrs Lagitupu

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    1. Kia Ora Mrs Lagitupu

      Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed interviewing the kids and wish I had more time to film many of the other beautiful tamariki.

      You have listed some pretty awesome Māori heroes and I love all of them too. Thank you for your work with Mahana and Qweshan 'The Cuzzies'

      Arohanui x

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  4. Hi and Kia Ora Ms Tito I really loved your movie it was pretty funny and awesome.
    What I loved about the footage was the pukana it funny and cool.

    Keep up with the good work!

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    1. Kia ora Gloria

      Thanks for your feedback, I had a good laugh while filming the students too. I'm glad I could share their thoughts and yes I loved their pukana also.

      Arohanui

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  5. i like this movie cause it was funny greats work

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  6. Hi Ms Tito
    Mean MAORI Mean
    I loved this movie because it was funny and creative. Kepp up the good work
    Well done

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    1. Kia ora Paige

      Did I interview you? I can't remember. I thought it was fun too. Thanks for your comment. x

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  7. Hi Point England my name is Sylvia from room 9 Ruapotaka school. I loved your movie, I think it is hilarious and creative. I probably think my favorite food is BBQ. I like the scene when you each got to say your last words. This movie is going to be in my top 10 list.
    http://rpssylviam.blogspot.co.nz/,Blog link

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    1. Kia ora Sylvia

      Thanks for 'sharing the love'. We are glad you loved our movie and feel privileged that its on your top 10 list - Thanks. We had lots of fun making it.

      Yum BBQ :) Did you take part in any of Ruapotaka's movies?

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  8. Kia Ora ko Talya ahau.
    He tino rawe koutou ki te mahi i teenei, me eetahi waahi he mea
    kataakata
    : )

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    1. Kia ora Tayla

      Ngā mihi mō tō tautoko x

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  9. Tēna koutou, ko Tatyana ahau.
    He tino pai tēnei kiriata, na te mea kei te whakautu koutou i ēnei pātai i roto i te reo rangatira...
    ;)😎😎

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  10. Ka rawe he kiriata katakata mo te whanau katoa Tau ke
    Tu meke manaiakalani
    nga maori tuturu

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  11. ko Zarnia ahau
    He tino pai o kautau mahi ,he rawe hoki o kautau pukana.

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  12. Ko sky ahau
    he tino rawe kautou ki te mahi i, teenei, me eetahi waahi he mea kataakata. He tino pai o kautau mahi.

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  13. He timo pai nga pukana ki ahau te na pea ka uru kiroto i te tahi ropu kapahaka

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  14. Kia ora koutou he pai te rongo i te reo Maori. He pai hoki ngā ika me ngā maramara riwai ki a mātou o Kopuapua. He rawe o koutou pukana. He reka hoki ki ahau te hangi me te boil up. Tau kē.

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  15. hi I really liked your guys movie because it is about want you eat your pukana and your hero.

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  16. Hi my name is Hannah from room 24 I like your movie because Maori is easy and it is better to speak even if it is hared I love Maori

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  17. Kia Ora Miss Tito,
    I really enjoyed your movie because it is about us. It is about your culture and family. My favorite Māori kai is Hangi and Rewana Bread. This movie is MEAN Māori MEAN.

    Venetia, Rm 7

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  18. Kia ora miss Tito I really liked your movie it was not just really cool it was fantastic to from Precious.

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  19. Kia ora Janine
    Stunning movie - as always - you inspire me
    Janet Ashe

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  20. Kia ora Janine
    Stunning movie - as always - you inspire me
    Janet Ashe

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  21. hi Maori people i love that movie it it is my favourite Maori movie.

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