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.'
2019 Special Mention: Australian Short Film Screenplay Award, Sydney Film Festival
2020 St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne
NIRIN Biennale Sydney 2020 -15 Screens
Tampere Short Film Festival Finland
Maoriland, Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand
ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto Canada,
Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney (Australian shorts
BIAFF Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia
RIFF Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Aotearoa, New Zealand
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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.