september, 2018

201823sep6:15 pmTamaJared Flitcroft, Jack O'Donnell | NZ | 2017 | Drama | 9 min | English, Māori | German Premiere6:15 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:DramaPremiere Status:German


(Sunday) 6:15 pm


Moviemento Kino

Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

Additional Info


Part of the short film program “Kiwi Shorts” on Sunday, 23 September 2018, at 6.15pm.

Ruaumoko Toatoa
Rob Lloyd
Eric Matthews

Festival Attendance
Cinedeaf – Rome International Deaf Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival 2017
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017
Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2017
Adelaide Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival

Winner of 4 Awards at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017 including Best Short Film
Outstanding Sound at the Pacific Rim Film Festival

Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers. Director Jared Flitcroft is a Deaf indigenous filmmaker from Wellington.


Tama is about a young Māori Deaf boy who wants to perform the Haka. He is isolated within his family where communication is non-existent. His hearing dad, Hone, and younger brother Rongo do not know how to treat him well. One day on a near fatal car trip, Tama begins his journey in growing from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.

Film Stills & Trailer