Winner of The Outlook for Someday Te Puni Kōkiri Whakatipuranga Award 2014 for a film with a Māori indigenous perspective on sustainability.
Made by Tomairangi Harvey (11) from Christchurch
Genre: Animated Docudrama
Synopsis: Narrated in Te Reo Māori, this painterly animation tells the story of the Tuturuatu (Shore Dotterel) and its habitat and survival in New Zealand.
The film was made by Tōmairangi Harvey after participating in a Christchurch workshop last year, and has been selected for the prestigious Japan Wildlife Film Festival. It is one of 48 nominated films from 1853 international entries and sits alongside other nominated films made by international broadcasters such as the BBC, NHK and ZDF. Tōmairangi is the youngest film-maker ever to have a film chosen by the festival.
The Outlook for Someday is New Zealand’s sustainability film project for young people. Each year there are 20 winning short films in the film challenge, which asks young up to the age of 24 to make short sustainability-related films of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes.