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Tau Tama Niue Ma Anoiha
Tau Tama Niue Ma Anoiha
‘Pacific Voices’ is a collection of 11 films featuring poets and visual artists from around the Pacific. The films were made to amplify the presence of Pacific nations at COP 26 in Glasgow, November 2021.
These poets of the Moana bring us fighting words, love letters and laments. They ask us to feel – for a moment – the overwhelm of planetary grief. To feel the king tides hit. To drown in it a little. To gasp and grasp for the preciousness of our breath.
Zora Felola Osikai Feiloo
I am a NZ born tagata Niue raised in Auckland. My late father is Leotau Vitamini Osikai Feilo from Alofi and my mother is Elasa Manatagaloa Tukuniu Feilo from Avatele / Tamakautonga , Niue Island .I am the mother of four young adults- Kirsten, Zethan and Allexander and partner Candice and Nana to Eva and Rosa. I am a founding member of the Tupumaiaga A Niue Trust, who provide heritage arts programmes for Niuean youth and families since 2007. I have also published my book with Little Island Press called Tales of Niue Nukututaha
Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss
Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, originally from Waitakere, New Zealand. In recent years her practice has focused on her efforts to revive the art form of Hiapo, prior to this she completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design in Performance from AUT (2013), also receiving a AUT Postgraduate Deans award for her research. Cora-Allan was recently awarded a McCahon House Residency (2021) the Creative New Zealand Pacific Heritage Artist award (2020). In 2021 she won a springboard award from the Arts Foundation NZ and received an Annual Arts Grant fund to focus on developing the art form of Hiapo
Performer, Beatmaker, Musician, Producer, Actor, Lecturer, Teacher & Gamer Laughton Kora has been playing music since the age of 6. First winning Smoke Free Rock Quest with band Aunty Beatrice, Laughton went on to perform with his band Kora all over the world for 8 years and completing a Bachelor of Arts in film and theatre at Toi Whakaari in Wellington. Since 2015 Laughton has had a consistent solo career. He played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar & Little Shop of Horrors with the Auckland Theatre Company, played with a variety of bands at multiple festivals including Homegrown, One Love, Splore, Rhythm & Vines, Northern Base and Bay Of Dreams. Producing songs together with Tiki Tane for Dylan Frost, Venice, Ria Hall and many other Up and Coming artists, he is currently directing his career towards musical Direction and Composition for Film and Theatre including Maori TV, short independent films, National and International TV Ads and most recently music curator for the GOP 26 Global Summit in Scotland 2021 and featuring as a mentor in the popular TV-Series Popstars 2021.
Moretekorohunga Lloyd is an animator, illustrator and multimedia artist based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. His love of art was cultivated from a young age in Māori school and his passion for visual storytelling is at the heart of his current projects. Sharing the stories of his culture to spread awareness of their complex and beautiful history through visual media is what interests him most as an artist.