Māoriland Tech Creative Hub
This Is Not A Ceremony
Director: Colin Van Loon
“Niitsitapi writer and director Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon) takes us beyond the veil of traditional media and transports us directly into another realm, where past, present and future are one; where colonial rules and assumptions are forgotten; and where we can finally get to the truth of the matter.
Presented in stunning cinematic VR, the narrative unfolds all around us, on a dream-like plane of existence. Panoramas flow and merge, stories come to life and dance before our eyes, and community protocols confront our notions of personal responsibility. Here, we are asked to witness some of the darker sides of living life in Canada while Indigenous.
This unforgettable experience will stay with you long after it’s over. THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY calls on all who’ve watched to take action, to share what they have seen and heard, to learn from these tragedies and never forget—so that they will never happen again.”
Valley of the Rougarou
Director: Jordan Waunch
Nation: Métis Nation British Columbia
Follow the footsteps of the past as you navigate a strange new world, one where you have to use your wits, crafting ability, and crossbow, to survive what awaits you.
Mikiwam: Solarpunk Herbalism
Director: Keara and Caeleigh Lightning
Nation: Samson Cree Nation (Nehiyaw)
Set in a post-colonial fantasy world a herbalist’s apprentice serves magic elemental teas to influence a colourful cast of characters.
Director: Pohaikealoha Panoke
Nation: Kanaka Maoli
This point-and-click game of affirmations and vocal poetry combines 4 inputs from 4 indigenous artists on the different seasons of life. Click around the canvas to find different affirmations and uncover the 4 poetic dialogues as you ponder your own season of life.
Director: Dave Whitehead
A stunning musical and visual journey into the world of Taonga Pūoro – traditional Māori instruments.