KĀINGADirected by Angeline Loo, Asuka Sylvie, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, HASH, Julie Zhu, Michelle Ang, Nahyeon Lee, Yamin Tun
Cast: Dharshi Ponnampalam, Eliana Hwang, Izumi Sugihara, Katlyn Wong, Masoumeh Hesam Mahmoudinezhad, Mya Williamson, Patricia Senocbit, Rena Owen, Sneha Shetty, Vicki Lu
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
This anthology film brings in underrepresented Asian filmmakers to craft eight unique stories chronicling the diverse, ever-changing, yet familiar experiences of Asians trying to make Aotearoa New Zealand their home through five decades. KĀINGA, a Māori meaning “home”, follows the success of feature films WARU and VAI, and closes this profound trilogy produced by filmmakers Kiel McNaughton and Kerry Warkia. Through tender glimpses of different family settings, from a South Asian celebration to a quiet reflection at home with a Japanese mother, the beautiful solidarity of Asian and Pasifika storytellers yields a gorgeous movie going experience.
Writer: Shreya Gejji, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen, HASH, Nahyeon Lee, Angeline Loo, Mia Maramara, Asuka Sylvie
Producer: Kerry Warkia, Kiel McNaughton, Shuchi Kothari
Director of Photography: Drew Sturge
Editor: Carly Turner
Production Designer: Riria Lee
Costume Designer: Te Ura Taripo-Hoskins
Composer: Lauren King