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Don't Bury Me Without Ivan

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Saturday 25 March 6.30pm | ACMI Cinema 2
 | Unclassified - No age restrictions
Full $22 | Concession $17 | Blak Tix $13 | 3 Film Pass $45 | 5 Film Pass $75

Yakut Stepan Beresekov periodically falls into a lethargic sleep. Only a Russian, the son of a priest, Ivan Popov, can distinguish his condition from real death. But Popov is going on a long ethnographic expedition. Stepan decides to follow his savior so as not to be buried alive.

Director: Lyubov Borisova (Sakha Republic)
Producers: Lyubov Borisova, Ivan Bolotnikov, Dmitriy Shadrin, Sardana Savvin (Sakha Republic)

Writer: Yuliya Klimenko
Russia | 2022 | 122 mins |Russian | Yakut


Director: Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (Ngati Porou/Ngai Tuhoe) | 2021 | New Zealand | 12 mins | English subtitles | Te Reo Maori

E Rangi Rā is a short film about a child's love for their parents after they are separated following the attack of Ngāpuhi on Te Whānau a Hinerupe during the 1800s. 

The attack of Ngāpuhi on Te Whānau a Hinerupe came shortly after Europeans introduced muskets to Aotearoa, enabling significant bloodshed. Growing up in Te Araroa I was told this story from a young age. For my whānau, the impact of the attack remains fresh with sadness and pain to this day. 

In E Rangi Rā, the title character - Rangi is a young girl with authority and power, she is smart and somewhat sassy. Rangi begins her adventure with her mother being captured by Ngāpuhi, during this journey she meets a young boy named Hiwa who has become lost, Rangi helps Hiwa and they fall in love. 

NOTE: This film is available in the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival 3-pass and 5-pass ticket packages.

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