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


2020 Nominated Best Achievment in Indigenous Filmmaking 

St Kilda Film Festival

2019 Special Mention: Australian Short Film Screenplay Award, Sydney Film Festival 

Mana Whenua Short Non Fiction Award with a Maori Director, Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Aoteaora New Zealand

Film Festivals

2020  Asinabka Indigenous Festoval, Canada

Maoriland, Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand 

Matariki Festival, Auckland Aotearoa, New Zealand

 St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne

NIRIN Biennale Sydney 2020 -15 Screens 
Tampere Short Film Festival, Finland


ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto Canada, 

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney (Australian shorts


BIAFF Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia

(International competition) 

RIFF Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand 

SFF Sydney Film Festival 

NZIFF New Zealand International Film Festival Auckland  and Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand, 

Wairoa Maori Film Festival Aotearoa, New Zealand 





Synopsis: 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. 

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