Adventure

WHETŪ MĀRAMA – BRIGHT STAR

Three decades ago, there were no waka hourua (Māori watercraft), no ocean going waka/canoes and no surviving knowledge of celestial navigation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Oral history and carved artifacts were all that remained of the ancestral Pacific voyagers. Sir Hekenukumai ‘Hek’ Puhipi Busby has helmed this renaissance in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He reached out across the …

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THE LOST KING

In the archaeological find of a century, the remains of King Richard III — presumed scattered over 500 years ago — were discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012. The search was spearheaded by amateur historian Philippa Langley, whose passion and unrelenting research were met with skepticism by the academic establishment. Directed by …

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THE HEROIC TRIO

The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, injecting its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy. They are the knife-throwing, shotgun-toting, kung-fu-fighting super-heroines who must overcome their dark pasts in order to defeat an …

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TANG AND ME

From director Takaharo Miki comes a visually stunning and extremely heartfelt live-action adaptation of the renowned english novel A Robot in the Garden. Ken (Kazunari Ninomiya of JPop supergroup ARASHI) has given up on his life and his training as a doctor since the tragic death of his father, and does nothing but play videogames, …

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SWEET AS

With problems on the home front, 16-year-old Murra (Shantae Barnes-Cowan) is on the verge of lashing out. That is, until her policeman uncle averts her self-destructive behavior with a lifeline: a “photo-safari for at-risk kids” in Pilbara Country in Northwest Australia. Joined by three other teens – cantankerous Kylie, highly strung Sean, happy-go-lucky Elvis – …

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SURF NATION

With unprecedented access, SURF NATION tells a story beginning in Hainan, China’s southernmost province where hundreds of athletes as young as 9-years-old train as part of the Chinese National Surf team. These young recruits have left their families around the country and are paid to become surfers with Olympic aspirations. Shot in a tropical paradise …

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PLEISTOCENE PARK

In the mid 1990s, eccentric Russian scientist Sergey Zimov made the startling discovery that melting arctic permafrost threatened to release huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, potentially creating a feedback loop that will lead to runaway climate change. Impatient with the world’s slow reaction to this news, Zimov has a plan: to restore the …

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AN EVENING WITH DEBORAH CHOW

Deborah Chow is a filmmaker of Chinese Australian descent who has directed extensively in film and television on such shows as THE MANDALORIAN, MR. ROBOT, JESSICA JONES and winning an NAACP Image Award for BETTER CALL SAUL. Her most recent work was directing the entire limited series of OBI-WAN KENOBI on Disney Plus. In this …

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AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON

An indigenous environmental film for all ages from animation team Jose Zelada and Richard Klaus, welcome to the world of AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON. Ainbo was born and grew up in a village in the deepest jungle of the Amazon. Her mother died when she was small, but she has led a happy life …

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