OME is working with Ecology Vision and Movie Club to show an uplifting documentary featuring Māori and Pākehā kaitiaki repo, or swamp guardians, working across the motu to restore Aotearoa's precious wetlands. There will also be a chance to hear about OME's local wetland restoration project in Medlands. The usual movie night charge applies.
With over 90% of New Zealand's wetlands destroyed by development it is high time we start appreciating what is left of these precious natural environments.
"The species that fed our tūpuna over centuries is now... crying out to us. ‘We fed you over many years, now it is your turn to look after us"
– Russ Parai (Ngāti Koata) on the need to retore his iwi wetland, official NZIFF webpage
For more information, click here: https://www.flicks.co.nz/features/kathleen-gallagher-on-rohe-koreporepo-the-swamp-the-sacred-place/