Ever the Land (EDU)

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Official Selection - New Zealand International Film Festival
Official Selection - Hawaii International Film Festival
Official Selection - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
“Deeply affected both my heart and mind.” - Rip It Up Magazine
“An impressive little film that deserves attention.” - New Zealand Herald
The Story:
For the past 150 years, the relationship between Tuhoe and the New Zealand government has been defined by longstanding grievances over severe colonization experiences such as illegal land confiscations and the devastating consequences of scorched earth policies. Then, in 2014 history was made: Tuhoe’s ancestral homelands were returned, the New Zealand government gave an official apology, and Tuhoe built the first ever “Living Building” in New Zealand, conceived as a testament to their values and vision of self-governance.
The new building is the binding character in this observational documentary that immerses us in a culture that is tightly woven into its land and an architecture that is defined by its integrity to it. 
Areas of Study: Indigenous Cultures, Anthropology, Environment, Architecture