TAKE 2019 9min 19sec
Directed by Victoria Hunt , Produced & Edited by Margot Nash
'I am the house and the house is me.
I dance the history of the house and she reveals my history.
' Victoria Hunt
NIRIN Biennale Sydney 2020 -15 Screens
Tampere Short Film Festival Finland, First Nations Program Australia March 2020
Maoriland, Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand March 2020
ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto Canada, Oct 2019
Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney (Australian shorts
competition) Oct 2019
BIAFF Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia
(International competition) Sept 2019
RIFF Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand Sept 2019
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Aotearoa, New Zealand July 2019
Special Mention: Event Cinemas Australian Short Film
TAKE (te reo Maori: issue, promise, challenge) weaves dance and archival materials to retell the story of the removal of the ancestral Maori meetinghouse, Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito, from Aotearoa, New Zealand to England in 1892. It is a call to return Hinemihi, embodied by Australian born Maori dancer and performance artist, Victoria Hunt. Set in the liminal spaces between history and emotion Take unfolds a story of origins, of traumatic events and colonial violence.