Tomairangi to Japan.
Please help young 11yr old film maker to get to her first International screening of her film the world of the NZ Shore Plover.
Tomairangi is one of five great kids in our kura, which got its name from her tuakana (sister) Tamahine. Tomairangi is an amazing artist, her drawings and paintings often depict endangered animals or her maori heritage.
Last year Tomairangi made her first film "Te Ao o te Tuturuatu" she wrote, edited, did all the audio and drawings for animation and produced her short film. She was inspired by her intimate knowledge of these unique birds that came from being a volunteer at the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust.
Tomairangi and her sister feed and cared for many endangered species as they completed their daily routine there. As a consequence they became passionate wee ornathologists and experts at identifying waterfowl from Aotearoa. So much so that last year Tomairangi donated one of her original prints to auction off at a fundraiser for our beatiful Whio.
Tomairangi went on to win a national award with her film from The Outlook for Someday Sustainablity + Film Challenge 2014. Her film has now been nominated in the prestigious International Japan Wildlife Film Festival in August 28-31 2015.
We are a humble kura with very simple resources, we make each and every opportunity mean something. So we reach out to those who are able to make a difference in this young film makers life.
Please help our kura, our whanau and Tomairangi get to see her film on the big screen in Japan. This is a life changing opportunity to represent Aotearoa in the World. We believe it is our responsibility to care for and protect this planet and all within.
Wharekura Taiao's involvement (page creator)
I am Mama and kaiarahi (teacher) of Tōmairangi and all her siblings. I am her number one fan.
We are a humble homeschooling whanau of 5 tamariki and their Whaea/teacher. We are committed to conservation, through art and education. We need better resources out of reach for us, help us get better tech for better results.
Te Whakatipuranga Award from Te Puna Kokirir, The Outlook for Someday Film + Sustainability Challenge
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This page was created on 17 Mar 2015 and closed on 20 Jul 2015.