October 1, 2019 Loading Docs

imagineNATIVE 20

He Hek

Loading Docs are proud to announce two of our Power collection have been selected for the 20th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The two 2019 Loading Docs selected are; Mana Wahine & He Hekenga Tūhura.

Mana Wahine: October 23 | Shorts Program: ActivationTIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Pania Newton is one of the co-founders leading SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape), a collective of activists who are fighting for the return of 1000-year old historical site Ihumātao. This documentary is the personal journey as Pania struggles to survive under the pressure of trying to maintain her plot of land and leading a major protest. Read more.

He Hekenga Tūhura: October 24 | Short Program: ImprintTIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Award-winning Māori director, Allan George, lovingly honours his late uncle, Sir Hector Busby, in this moving short documentary. A master waka builder and celestial navigator, Sir Hec reflects on his journey learning the old ways in his last interview. Read more.

Watch them both here: loadingdocs.net/shorts