See a virtual screening of the short film “A Morning with Aroha” by director Nicholas Riini (Tūhoe). This morning, young Aroha, is on an early morning mission. She finds her creative outlet and with a little bit of magic brings her imaginary world to life, spreading joy to her friends, family, neighbors, classmates, and all who pass by. A story about the power of family, of art, and of aroha (love). (Illumi Ngati Media Ltd, 2022, 11 min.). This film contains a small amount of adult language.

Following the film, join us for discussion with filmmaker Nicholas Riini, moderated by Mervyn Tano, President of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. The program is presented partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management as part of the 19th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.