War Party (Taua)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, June 14, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 21:00 (UMAMI)


Country of Origin: New Zealand
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 15′
Category: Fiction

Director: Tearepa Kahi
Screenplay: Tearepa Kahi
Cinematographer: Rhys Duncan
Editor: Tearepa Kahi
Music: John Boswell
Producer: Quinton Hita
Cast: Graham Hohapata, Vaughn Ahchee Ti Tore, Reweti Te Mete, Antonio Te Maioha, Fred Te Kani Dargaville Koro

Synopsis: A war party has abducted an enemy leader and bound him to the bow of their war canoe. The canoe is being towed through the forest, driven by a merciless chief in a bid to escape pursuers and return home safely with their trophy. Two young boys sit at the stern. They serve as bailers of the water to the men. On the desperate and gruelling journey, every man is in need of water, even the unknown prisoner…

Festivals & Awards: Telecom New Zealand International Film Festival 2007 (Best Short Film), National Geographic All Roads Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Short Film), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Canada 2007 (Honourable Mention), MIC Homegrown New Zealand 2007, 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival Scotland 2007, Louis Vuitton International Film Festival Hawaii 2007, 21st International Festival of Audiovisual Programs France 2008, 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, 30th Internatinonal Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008, 58th Berlin International Film Festival 2008, Seattle International Film Festival 2008, 17th Aspen Shortsfest USA 2008, Rome Independent Film Festival 2008

Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/war-party