Young, Queer and Brown: Awa Puna, Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani, Ruby Solly, Matariki Bennett
Young, Māori, LGBTQ+ women celebrate the uniqueness, originality and bravery of their work. Award-winning filmmaker and actress Awa Puna (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa); founding member of awardwinning slam poetry group Ngā Hine Pūkōrero Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tautahi ki Kaikohe & Te Popoto ki Utakura, Ngāti Wai Mai Mōkau/ Whangaruru); and Poet and Taonga Puoro artist Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) will explore with award winning poet and filmmaker Matariki Bennett (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue) if and how their gender and sexuality and whakapapa informs their creativity; how each strand of who they are strengthens or comes into conflict with the other strands; and the things they are driven to talk about in what they create. Each artist will show or read or perform one of their works. A chance to hear exciting new voices making exciting new works.
Ka whakanuia e ētahi wāhine, he rangatahi, he Māori, he LGBTQ+, te motuhake, te taketake, me te māia o ā rātou mahi. Ka whakatewhatewha tahi ko te kaiwaihanga kiriata kua whakanuia ki te tohu toa, otirā, ko te kiriwhakaari, ko Awa Puna (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), rātou ko tētahi o ngā mema tuatahi o te kapa toikupu slam kua whakanuia ki te tohu toa anō hoki, o Ngā Hine Pūkōrero, ko Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani, (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tautahi ki Kaikohe & Te Popoto ki Utakura, Ngāti Wai Mai Mōkau/Whangaruru), ko te ringa toikupu; ko te kaiwhakatangi taonga puoro, ko Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) me te ringa toikupu kua whakanuia ki te tohu toa, otirā, me te kaiwaihanga kiriata, me Matariki Bennett (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue). Ko ngā kaupapa ka whakatewhatewhangia ko te wāhi o ō rātou ira me ō rātou hōkakatanga, otirā, o ō rātou whakapapa ki tō rātou auahatanga; ko te āhua e whakapakarihia ai, e tukituki ai rānei ngā aho o ō rātou katoa ki aho kē atu; ā, ko ngā mea e hiahia nui nei rātou ki te whakaahua i ā rātou titonga. Mā ia ringatoi e whakaatu, e pānui, e waiata rānei i tētahi o ā rātou mahinga toi. He wā tēnei e rangona ai ētahi reo whakaihiihi hou e waihanga mahi whakaihiihi hou ana.
He Ahi Kei Taku Korokoro – My Throat Holds Fire series curated by Michael & Matariki Bennett.
Supported by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori / Māori Language Commission.