Te Maka Productions announces
The Department of Film & Media at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is putting together a program in May of this year titled "First Nations First Features," celebrating groundbreaking feature films of indigenous directors from around the world. First Nations First Features is a collaborative effort between MoMA, the Smithsonaian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), and New York University. The program will travel between New York and Washington, and will be screened at various locations with differing schedules of titles. The schedule the screenings held at MoMA runs from Thursday May 12th to Monday May 23rd. All screenings at MoMA will take place in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theatures 1 & 2. The Land Has Eyes has been scheduled for a screening on Saturday the 14th of May at 2 p.m. in Titus 2 Theatre.
In Washington, D.C. the screening will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian on May 20.
THE LAND HAS EYES
Director/Writer Vilsoni Hereniko
*Official film selection –2004 Sundance Film Festival
*“Best Dramatic Feature” at Toronto’s ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival – world’s largest indigenous film festival
*Other official film festival selections include Montreal, Rotterdam, Moscow, Brisbane and Best Hawaii Filmmaker at Cinema Paradise Film Festival
“This beautiful film brims with a gentle wisdom...”
The Land Has Eyes is about a beautiful young South Pacific Islander, Viki, (introducing Sapeta Taito). Shamed by her village for being poor and the daughter of a wrongly convicted thief, Viki is inspired and haunted by the island's mythical ‘warrior woman’ (Rena Owen, Once Were Warriors). The lush tropical beauty of Rotuma, Fiji, contrasts with the stifling conformity of her culture as Viki seeks indigenous justice and her own personal freedom.