Film in the Colony Registration Opens
Registration is now open for this two-day symposium presented by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, University of Otago and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
In the early decades of cinema (1890s to 1940s) films were made about indigenous peoples and their relationships with settlers. Some were historical films; others documented, or capitalised on, indigenous life by drawing on legends or scenes of traditional life; others developed fictional narratives. This symposium investigates the uses of locally-made moving images, for colonies-becoming-nations, and for indigenous communities and their sense of cultural belonging.
The Film in the Colony symposium takes place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July. More information can be found here and the draft programme is available here.
To complement the symposium we have the following films screening in our Wellington cinema on the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets:
- In the Land of the Head Hunters, 12 & 15 July at 5.30pm
- Jedda, 12 July at 7pm
- The Te Kooti Trail, 13 July at 5.15pm
- Gaston Melies and his Wandering Star Film Company, 13 July at 7.30pm
- Rewi's Last Stand - The Last Stand, 14 July at 7.30pm
- Dingaka, 14 July at 4.30pm, 15 July at 7pm
Screenings are complimentary with full registration, or tickets may be purchased for $10 ($8 concession)
Register for the symposium by 5 July.
Full registration: $100 general ($85 student)
Daily registration: $70 general ($55 student)
Conference dinner: $45