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  • Writer's pictureLaura Donkers

Climate Conscious Film Shorts

My short film Stormy Weather will be showing at the New Zealand Maritime Museum as a part of Auckland Climate Festival is a rotation of five short films meditating our connection to the ocean, the people whose lives are dependent on it, and the conversations we need to have to protect our environment for future generations.

is a film poem conveying the domestic experience of an extreme weather event on the evening of 14 February 2023 as Cyclone Gabrielle tracked across North Island. Stormy Weather causes us to pause and reflect on human behaviour and our interactions with nature and weather at a time of climate change.

The films will be screening on rotation (with a total duration of approx. 70 minutes) and visitors can drop in any time to view

16.09.23 — 17.09.23

TIME 10am — 4pm


On 3 May 2023, open water swimmer Jono Ridler began his unprecedented mission to swim non-stop from Aotea Great Barrier Island to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. This epic feat of human endurance was driven by Jono’s desire to shine a spotlight on the urgent need for action to restore the health of Tīkapa Moana, Te Moananui-ā-toi, the Hauraki Gulf.

Manta Watch

Unbeknownst to the majority of kiwis, our waters are home to one of the most spectacular, yet elusive of ocean giants - the oceanic manta ray! Jam packed with phenomenal footage and featuring interviews with the core research team, "Manta Watch" beautifully introduces Aotearoa's oceanic manta rays, the problems they face and the people committed to studying and protecting them.

Kermadec Log

In 2011, nine artists set sail aboard HMNZS Otago for the Kermadec Islands to document one of the greatest, least known, pristine ocean sites on the planet. This is a 'log' of their voyage.

The Weather Report

Filmed on location in and around New Plymouth, New Zealand and Plymouth, England. The sea holds us together. A powerful, moving record of the thoughts and voices of women from coastal, immigrant and creative communities.

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