Tongan Ark

A film for the senses as much as the mind, this lyrical documentary records the last years of Professor Futa Helu and his miraculous ‘Atenisi Institute, an unconventional and independent Oceanic school.

Ancient Greek philosophy, opera and Tongan culture combine in this portrait of a teacher, navigating his people through crisis in a small but hearty island kingdom.

The entire 69min film is now free to watch on Vimeo

Reviews:

The New Zealand Herald,

Overland Journal

Reading the Maps



Ghost South Road

Paul Janman, Scott Hamilton and Ian Powell have engaged audiences for years with new perspectives on the Great South Road from Auckland to the King Country. With epic walks, hui and installations they have confronted the layers of unsettling myth and history on that infamous route.

A book by Hamilton with images by Janman and Powell and a series of short films have documented the creative research. Other details can be found on the facebook digital trail.

Installation and hui at Nathan Homestead, Manurewa in 2017