In conjunction with the exhibition 'This Home is Occupied' showing at RAMP Gallery (12 March - 2 April, 2015), award winning film-maker, Briar March will be joining us for a screening of her documentary 'Whare Tapa Wha' followed by a Q&A session.
Seen through the eyes of two women who are involved in opposing housing projects, Whare Tapa Wha documents the creation of one community and the destruction of another. Betty Kanuta is battling to save the state houses that are being ripped out of her neighborhood in Glen Innes – a predominately low-income Maori and Pacific Island suburb, while Fleur Palmer is taking these houses to build a new community for Maori families in Kaitaia; one failed utopian vision is being dismantled to start another. Structured around the natural mirroring of the two projects, Whare Tapa Wha explores how the health of a community is affected when self-determination, state control, and privatization intervene.
Whare Tapa Wha / film screening
Moving Image Studio, Wintec, Hamilton
Thursday 19 March, 1:00pm
Documentary followed by Q&A session
For more information or to book your seat, contact the Gallery Manager / email@example.com