TE KUHANE O TE TUPUNA (The Spirit of the Ancestors)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Start time: 5:58 pm
Venue: Arthouse Crouch End
(Chile, France, UK 2015 – Dir. Leonardo Pakarati. Spanish with English subtitles. 63 mins.)
This documentary film is a journey from Easter Island to London, in search of the lost Moai Hoa Haka Nanaia, a statue of significant cultural importance. It explores the social and political landscape of the island of Rapanui as the people attempt to claim back what isrightfully theirs: their land and a lava-rock image of tremendous presence, representing one ofthe world's most extraordinary cosmological views.
ORIGINS presents the UK premiere of this important film, followed by a Q&A with director Leonardo Pakarati.