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TAKE 2019 9min 19sec  

A film by Victoria Hunt in collaboration with Margot Nash

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 Achievement 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

2022  La Mama Cinematica, Courthouse Theatre Carlton, Melbourne

2021 31st International First Peoples' Festival, Presence Autochtone Montreal, Canada 

Waitangi Day, Wellington,  Aotearoa NZ

2020 20 20 Vision Dance Festival, UK

Places of Memory,” Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Denver, Colorado.

Asinabka Indigenous Festival, 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

Wairoa Maori Fim Festival



                  TAKE (te reo Maori: issue, promise, challenge)


TAKE 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, whakapapa, traumatic events and colonial violence.




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