Cook Islands Language Week 2017
- Date: Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
For more information, email Anna.Tiaki@dia.govt.nz
Enjoy Cook Islands heritage with these two films
Cook Islands Language Week 2017 runs from Sunday 30 July to Saturday 6 August. This year's theme is:
Kia ariki au i toku tupu'anga, ka ora uatu rai toku reo
To embrace my heritage, my language lives on
We are pleased to present two films from the Alexander Turnbull library’s collection.
Tivaevae: the shy art produced by Cass Avery and directed by Michelle, Greenstone Pictures.
A documentary showing the Cook Island art of tivaevae. Shows the process of designing and making the quilts and places them in their cultural context as significant gifts marking important life events. The film also discusses the impact of social change on this quilt making, with particular reference to migration to New Zealand.
Turama by the Ta’akoka Dance Troupe, Cook Islands, Produced by Motu Productions and directed by Dianna Clarke-Bates.
A celebration of Cook Islands culture through authentic chants, legends, songs and pulsating drum beats performed by the Taʾakoka Dance Troupe.