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Brown Pages

Posted in Arts by hollywoodhula on June 10, 2008

Brown Pages

Check out the Brown Pages directory of indigenous media, arts and culture for actors, publishers, artists, filmmakers, TV producers and musicians.

The latest directory is out now, with contact info for Maori, Pacific and other indigenous talent in Aotearoa, the Pacific, Australia, Canada and America.

What began as a directory book in 1993 has become a regularly updated online database, accessible 24/7 and promoted worldwide.

Subscribers will have to pay from July 08 onwards, but listings are free. Web subscribers get a complimentary hard copy.

The Brown Pages is produced out of Aotearoa by Kara Paewai, Melissa Wikaire, Iulia Leilua and Sandra Kailahi.

Fests Want Films

Posted in Events, Festivals, Film by multinesia on November 29, 2007

Ethnic & indigenous film festivals in Canada and USA seek submissions.


Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival
Moose Factory Ontario
6th annual: March 5-9 08
Deadline: Dec 20 07

Grassroots community festival in James Bay area of Northern Ontario screening films about indigenous life by native filmmakers. May be the only native film fest with bear-hunting and ice-fishing.

Fred Rickard



Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
Santa Fe New Mexico
Inaugural: April 18-20 08
Deadline: Jan 18 08

National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) and New Mexico Tourism launch the first global green indigenous film festival screening at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Programming films and videos that address indigenous environmental concerns and issues.

Charmaine Jackson-John


Talofa Gary Cooper

Posted in Arts, Events, People by hollywoodhula on November 5, 2007

Robbie Magasiva

Critics and audiences rave about My Name is Gary Cooper, latest act of theatrical subversion from Samoan-Kiwi writer Victor Rodger (Ranterstantrum, Sons) with preternatural Samoan hunk & muse Robbie Magasiva (Sione’s Wedding, Stickmen) in the title role. The play premiered at Auckland Theatre Company 20 Sept – 13 Oct 07.


erotic, hilarious yet tragic

beneath the glibness is a tragic, soulful undertow
NZ Listener

+ it made me cry
+ emotional rollercoaster ride
+ an awesome play