2017 / 9 MIN / new zealand

Tama is about a young Maori Deaf boy who wants to perform the Haka. On a near-fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his family. In his struggle, he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.

Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers.

Screening Friday, April 5 1:30 pm

Jared Flitcroft (NGĀTI MANIOPOTO) is a Deaf filmmaker from Wellington. He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Media Studies - where he met Jack O’Donnell - and was the first Deaf person to graduate from the New Zealand Film and Television School. Since then, Jared has been writing, directing and working on sets of numerous films.