Panelists include broadcaster and singer Hinewehi Mohi, broadcaster Carol Archie, writer Te Awhina Arahanga and cultural landscape consultant and lecturer Rau Hoskins.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Michael King Writers Centre - Matariki event
In 1999 Hinewehi Mohi sang the national anthem in Te Reo Maori at the Rugby World Cup in London. It caused a controversy.
In her moving documentary Lies in the Sand Hinewehi looks beyond her own painful experience to explore other key cultural lines in the sand - what it means to test majority opinion and the dynamics of how society changes its views. Today it's normal to sing the national anthem in Te Reo, but are there new cultural lines in the sand that we don't like to discuss?
To mark Matariki, the Michael King Writers' Centre is organising a screening of Hinewehi's documentary, first shown on Maori Television in 2010, followed by a panel discussion on how far we have come since then.
This is a free event, offered with the support of the Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme.
When: Monday June 25, 2012, 7 pm
Where: The Victoria Theatre, Devonport, Auckland
Tickets available from The Victoria Theatre or the Michael King Writers' Centre