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WHINA – Fundraiser

August 27 @ 5:30 pm 10:00 pm

WHINA – Fundraiser


Where: Focal Point CInema, Hastings
When: 27 August
Time: 5.30pm arrive, 5.45 Director Talk, 6.30pm Film Showing
Cost: $20 per ticket or Donation to support ESA Community work
To secure tickets fill in Google Form: https://forms.gle/A3hJsds5AP8uGchu9

Eastern Screen Alliance is bringing director Paula Whetu-Jones home to talk about her exceptional film Whina. Paula is from Hawke’s Bay and now works throughout New Zealand and abroad. It is a chance to sit with her and talk about her experience creating this film. At 5.30pm you are welcome to arrive buy a drink and join us in theatre 3. Paula will talk for 30 – 40 minutes before the film starts at 6.30pm.

The story of Dame Whina Cooper, the beloved Māori matriarch who worked tirelessly to improve the rights of her people, especially women. Flawed yet resilient, Whina tells the story of a woman formed by tradition, compelled by innovation, and guided by an instinct for equality and justice whose legacy as the Te Whaea o te Motu (Mother of the Nation) was an inspiration to an entire country.

All proceeds of the tickets and donations from individuals will go towards delivering Eastern Screen Alliances community events. We need your support to deliver free acting workshops, free screen acting workshops and support broader festivals and ideas as we grow. Please dig deep and give a little to help us give a lot.

126 Heretaunga Street East
Hastings, Hawke’s Bay 4175 New Zealand
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