What Happened At The World Premiere

Aug 01, 2019

The film Mo Te Iwi: Carving For The People was launched this past Sunday in the Soundings Theatre at Te Papa to a generous audience.

Those who know my Dad, Rangi, will not be surprised to learn that he was overseas for the premiere. In fact, it's a small miracle that Dad even allowed us to make a film about his life as a carver but with a bit of gentle 'arm-twisting' in the form of "do it for your mokopuna", he agreed.

We hope to manage to drag Dad along to the Wednesday screening at Wellington City Gallery. Here's hoping!

In the meantime, here's some snapshots from the premiere and some early feedback about the film  . . . 

 

         Angevahn Angevahn says,
        "Hubby and I went to the premier. Both of us were deeply moved by this amazing work . . .  I want to see it again as there is such rich knowledge in it."

 
           Jeff Hurrell, from Martinsquare says,
           “The audience got all the funny bits and the soul of the film. A triumph!”


          Elena, violinist (who contributed music for the film) says,
           “What a MAGNIFICENT MOMENT to see it on the big screen. We all loved it.”

          Arapata Hakiwai, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa says,      
         “The film is great and will be an important taonga for all of us."


Pictured above: Arapata Hakiwai, Lillian Hetet Owen and Robin Greenberg (the film's Director) before the premiere and, Arapata introducing the film in the Soundings Theatre at Te Papa 28 July 2019

 

And here are some of the whānau at the premiere (less Dad and Hilary)

(Pictured left to right) Graham Owen, Te Rangi Hetet, Arapata Hauwaho, Erenora Hauwaho, Lillian Hetet Owen, Veranoa Hetet, Te Kurapa Hauwaho, Sam Hauwaho, Len Hetet and Tina Hetet
(Pictured left to right at the premiere of Mo Te Iwi) Graham Owen, Te Rangi Hetet, Arapata Hauwaho, Erenora Hauwaho, Lillian Hetet Owen, Veranoa Hetet, Te Kurapa Hauwaho, Sam Hauwaho, Len Hetet and Tina Hetet


See more images from the World Premiere here

 

If you'd like to see the film - there's still time (and available seats)

 

FILM SCREENINGS

Wellington
Wednesday 7 August at 1.30pm at Wellington City Gallery
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Auckland screening Friday, 2 August and Saturday, 3rd August
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Christchurch screening Sunday, 11 & Monday, 12 August
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Nga mihi mahana,

Lillian
on behalf of the crew 

 

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