Indigenous Health & Wellness - First and Foremost
Directed by Karena Koria & Milly Grant-Koria
RAAH MEDICINALS ESSENTIAL NATIVE MEDICINE by Milly Grant-Koria
"Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana
Hei huarahi mā tātou i te rangi nei, Aroha atu, Aroha mai,
Tātou i a tātou katoa...hui e! Tāiki e!
May peace be widespread, may the sea be like greenstone,
A pathway for us all this day
Let us show respect for each other, for one another,
An opportunity to shift to meet the perceptions
In 2020, Tūrongo Collective released Nohopuku, a theatre activation piece which responded to indigenous children diagnosed with western titles.
After a successful season the piece was then morphed into a filmic form similar to the lens of the theatrical piece, maintaining the lens of a childs perception and currently is touring in lands outside of Aotearoa.
We intend to tour and further perform this activation piece while the film tours internationally in the hopes that we meet the needs and voices of so many unheard.
Our film is available for rent below.
Please be aware that this film is intended for educational purposes and is not directed nor targeting any individuals or organisations but rather is responding through your silent participation in viewing and listening to this voice
N O H O P U K U
Our first activation of Nohopuku
A glance into one of our star characters
A successful launch at Basement theatre
Our first season at Basement theatre debuted our little madam Zahara Grant-Koria as the lead star Jillybean
Jillybean in active channelling
Of the Lyran star system
Film crew and cast
Nohopuku film crew and cast
Jillybean shifting tides and stars