1944 – 2008
Kiwi film-maker Barry Barclay dies
Stuff 19 Feb 08
Prominent New Zealand film-maker Barry Barclay – the first Maori to direct a feature film – has died of a heart attack aged 63.
Filmmaker Barry Barclay dies
TV One 19 Feb 08
The New Zealand Film Commission says Barclay played a major role as a passionate advocate of indigenous voices telling their own stories.
Kua hinga te totara, te kauri …
The mighty trees of the forest have fallen.
Barry (Bazza) Barclay passed away last night in Opononi, Hokianga.
The last of my mentors (and the first) is gone!
Aue … they are such big shoes we can never fill.
My first ever job on a feature film was Barry’s and what a crazy ride that was. He was a mentor for me too. Haere, haere, haere e te matua, hoki atu ki o mātua tipuna …
Barry’s mana’o greatly influenced how we approached and spoke about documentary-making (we don’t “take” anyone’s picture; they give it to us). Because of him we even write up our release forms and clearances differently (who really owns the images on tape?).
NA MAKA O KA AINA
California Sneak Preview
A woman’s haunting visions reveal a sinister plot to cover up atrocities at a Native American boarding school.
Older Than America is a suspense drama made by Tribal Alliance Productions with a mostly native crew and cast. Veteran actress Georgina Lighting (Cree) writes, acts and directs a heavyweight American Indian cast including Tantoo Cardinal, Wes Studi and Adam Beach. Producer/writer is Kristine Kunewa Walker (Hawaiian) whose credits include Factotum and American Splendor.
The film will premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. Los Angeles area viewers get a sneak peek at the new thriller on Feb 27 in San Bernadino.
Weds 27 Feb 6pm
Santos Manuel Student Union Theater
California State University San Bernadino
RSVP to 612.822.5659