World premiere of Te Kumara

The Raglan Film Festival is starting one day early on the 13th September with an 8.00pm screening of Te Kumara. This inspiring local documentary features kuia and kaumatua telling the story of the kumara from the seed bed to the storage pit. This is a beautifully crafted documentary about the history and story of of the kumara by Whaingaroa’s own Te Mauri Tau. there will be an introduction by Tuihana Bosch and Q&A afterwards.

Reservations are already high, so it is advisable to book if you wish to attend.

Produced in te reo Maori with English subtitles.

Screening time 45 minutes
Thursday 13 September 8.30pm

Special price – adults $5, children $2.

RAFFA entry featured in Waikato Times

A full page article in the Saturday August 18th issue of the Waikato Times covers the making of a music video by Raglan’s Lucy Cioffi, otherwise known as Little Lapin, that is an entry in the Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards. Made by Hamiltion’s Indiefilm company, the video of Lucy’s song, Silent Tears was shot at the Woodlands heritage homestead at Gordonton.  The video was filmed under the watchful eye of Times reporter Tracey Cooper who spent hours on the set while the video was filmed in a Victorian style by Director Borden Li, cinematograher Murdoch Daly, hairstylist Michael Herwin and make-up artist Claie Zhao.