CIRCUIT is proud to present a showcase of recent works from Aotearoa in the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany in May 2022.
Oberhausen is one of the world's leading festival platforms for new artists cinema. Each year they present a competition programme, film-maker spotlights and a series of screenings by international distributors.
On Sunday 9 May at 17:00 CIRCUIT will present a programme of work by:
Suzanne Tamaki (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tūhoe)
Pati Solomona Tyrell
Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te Rangi/Pākehā)
Many of the works are notable for their use of intermediaries, with Suzanne Tamaki speaking through tourist dolls; Gavin Hipkins through a distorted machine voice; Dieneke Jansen through an archive of personal photographs; and Pati Solomona Tyrell the Sāmoan practice of fables shared through oral storytelling.
Elsewhere in the programme, Brent Hayward’s remarkable Manawanui (1986) addresses a plague crisis (in this case HIV) by refusing to live a life without celebration. Likewise, Louie Zalk-Neale's recent work Mana tipua tuku iho—Transcestor (2022) discovers a deep transgender whakapapa.