The Power Plant

Sima Urale

Tue Aug 18 2009

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Join us for an evening of films by Samoan-New Zealand director Sima Urale, introduced by the artist. O Tamaiti (1996, 35mm, 15 min.) offers insight into Samoan family life through the eyes of eleven-year-old Tino. The playful documentary Velvet Dreams (1997, video, 47 min.) explores the kitschy genre of “exotic” velvet paintings of South Sea maidens. Still Life (2001, 35mm, 11 min.) counters the invisibility of the elderly with its moving story of aging, lasting love and death. Urale migrated from Samoa to New Zealand with her family in 1974. Her first feature film, Apron Strings, screened at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

Presented as part of

Planet IndigenUs