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Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial, 5 December 2003

EFilmCritic.Com: An interview with Vilsoni Hereniko

Honolulu Advertiser Article, 21 January 2004

The Hollywood Reporter, 22 January 2004

Cover Story of April 2004 edition of Pacific Magazine

Review of The Land Has Eyes in the Harvard Crimson, 24 February 2005

Story and review in Honolulu Advertiser, 11 March 2005

Column by Lee Cataluna in Honolulu Advertiser, 20 March 2005 (Be sure to read!)

Reviews by Paul Klink, Brad Bate, and Kay Lorainne on MovieReviews.com, 29 March 2005

Review by Kaleikipio'ema Brown of the Hawaiian Cultural Center, 29 March 2005

Story in the Mail Tribune - Medford, Oregon, USA; 1 April 2005

Review in Ka Leo O Hawai'i, 8 April 2005

Review in the Asian Reporter, 12 April 2005

Review in Seattle Weekly, 12 April 2006

News Flash

The Land Has Eyes wins top award at Maori Film Festival

The Land Has Eyes was declared winner of the Premiere Festival Prize for best overall entry in the inaugural Waiora Maori Film Festival in New Zealand. The Festival screened over 100 feature films, short films, and documentaries, including Whale Rider, which was named best feature film.

The Festival’s top award, sponsored by the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, was presented to Vilsoni Hereniko during the festival’s award ceremony held in the Waiora War Memorial last Saturday night (4 June).  He was given a trophy designed by Maori artist Rakaipaaka Tamanuhiri, and a $1000 check donated by the National Geographic Society.

After the award ceremony, Hereniko said,  “This award is recognition from the Maori community of how important and empowering it is that indigenous people tell their own stories and to do so in their own language – no matter what the risk.”