Initialement co-présenté par CAPACOA et Edinburgh Festival Fringe sous l’égide de Spotlight Canada, le programme UNcommon Wealth était une initiative culturelle menée par le Haut Commissariat du Canada au Royaume-Uni, le Conseil des arts du Canada et Patrimoine canadien au début de juillet 2022.
La troisième et dernière partie de The UNcommon Wealth ouvre sur le film Activist de l’artiste de spoken word Stevie Davis-Tana, interprété avec Ngā Hinepūkōrero, suivi de la deuxième de deux conversations en direct avec des penseurs, des guerriers des mots, des créateurs de changement et des créateurs respectés, Dominic Guerrera (Australie), Mīria George (Nouvelle-Zélande) et Lindsay Lachance (Canada).
Écrit et interprété par Stevie Davis-Tana avec Ngā Hinepūkōrero
Réalisé, filmé et monté par Nathaniel Howe à Mauri Media
Réalisé grâce au financement de Creative New Zealand et Te Māngai Pāho
Le poème « Activist » de Stevie Davis-Tana interprété avec Ngā Hinepūkōrero fait partie d’un album visuel de poésie spoken word appelé Kō. Kō traite de la revendication de l’identité en tant que jeune autochtone dans le monde Te Ao Māori/The Māori. Kō traite principalement de ce que cela signifie d’être un jeune Māori et de l’art de la récupération de l’identité. « Activist » est un poème sur les impacts de la colonisation, la résistance et l’acceptation des héritages Māori transmis pour inspirer des futurs autodéterminés. « Ko mātou te whakatinanatanga o rātou wawata / Nous sommes l’incarnation de leurs rêves ».
Stevie (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa) is a youth development worker and spoken word poet for Action Education. She has a BA in Māori Development & Social Sciences, and a Masters in Human Rights and is passionate about youth, culture, creativity, education, and community.
Ngā Hinepūkōrero are four wāhine Māori who have been winning Grand Slam events across Australasia since 2018. They use the spoken word as a platform to bring attention to important topics and issues in our country, especially those that affect Māori, intertwining waiata and te reo Māori in their work to express their love for whakapapa and culture. Ngā Hinepūkōrero are Arihia Hall (Te Arawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Tukorehe), Terina Wichman-Evans (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Te Aupouri), Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani (Ngāti Wai Ngāpuhi) and Matariki Bennett (Te Arawa).
Dominic Guerrera (he/him) is a Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian person and lives on Kaurna Yarta. Dominic is also a Poet, Writer, Podcaster and dabbles in photography, pottery and art curation and currently works as an First Nations Art Producer.
His writing has been published in Granta Magazine, Artlink Magazine and Archer Magazine and has featured as a spoken word poet at Adelaide Writers Festival and Draw Your (s)Words. Dominic created and co-hosted The ASH Podcast, curated two art exhibitions 'circles to us' and STAUNCH for Nexus Art.
In 2021 Dominic was the recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for his poem Unwelcome To Country. Dominic's work centres around community organising and Aboriginal rights.
(Ngāti Tuara, Ngāti Kearoa; Ngāti Awa; Tumutevarovaro, Enuamanu, Kuki ‘Āirani)
Mīria is a poet and writer, director, producer of theatre and film. Her first stage play, the award winning Oho Ake premiered in 2004. In 2007, Mīria made her international debut as a playwright. Her theatre work includes and what remains, Sunset Road, The Vultures and The Night Mechanics.
In 2017, Mīria was the Fulbright-CNZ Pacific Writer in Residence at University of Hawai’i and won the Bruce Mason Playwriting Prize.The portmanteau feature film VAI (2019) premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and screened at SXSW, Māoriland and Te Kūki ‘Āirani Film Festival. In 2021, Mīria’s award-winning short film fire in the water, fire in the sky premiered as part of HIFF and screened at NZIFF and will screen at LAAPFF in 2022. The short film was awarded Special Recognition Cinematography at the NZIFF.
Mīria is the Executive Director of Kia Mau Festival working alongside Artistic Director Hone Kouka and General Manager Dolina Wehipeihana. As part of Kia Mau Festival, Mīria helms the digital theatre, Moana Nui, a curated digital experience of live performance with artists’ work presented including physical theatre and visceral dance. Moana Nui streams strictly limited seasons – from the raw final rehearsal room performance as artists prepare for Opening Night, to the full glory of an in-theatre season. Cinematic soundscapes and the power of our writers are all unleashed in demand and online.
Mīria is also the producer of Breaking Ground, Tawata Productions’ international Indigenous playwright’s festival, marking its 13th season in 2022.
Mīria graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre (2005); she holds a Masters in Scriptwriting (2008) from the International Institute of Modern Letters.
Lindsay Lachance (Algonquin Anishinaabe) has worked as a dramaturg for over a decade and has a PhD from the department of theatre and film at the University of British Columbia. Lindsay’s dramaturgical practice is influenced by her relationship with birch bark biting and the Gatineau River. She is also the director of the Animikiig Creators Unit at Native Earth Performing Arts, which focuses on the development of new Indigenous works.