Thursday, December 12, 2013

Friends of Hone Tuwhare Trust Gig

On October 22, a group of Wellington people interested in the work of Hone Tuwhare gathered at Meow to celebrate his work, perform readings and adaptations of poetry to music and generally to support the work of the Hone Tuhware Trust. The Trust is working towards designing and building a Writers Residency in Kaka Point where Hone lived and worked. This was the first of many gatherings that will be held in Wellington to assist the Trust to meet their financial goal and also to keep the work of Tuwhare alive.

Voices for Hospice - songs of loss and joy

On World Hospice & Palliative Care Day Carol Shortis conducted 13 community choirs in Old St Pauls to sing two songs each that explored the themes of loss and grief, and joy and healing. A website was established by Mary Potter Hospice to showcase the work. Some excerpts of the concert are below.

Karanga: Voices for Hospice Choral Concert from clare oleary on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Iwi History - Breaker Bay

I did an interview with Ray Ahipene-Mercer on the history of Breaker Bay and Moa Point. It is a work in progress on capturing local stories of the bay. It will be shown at a community event in September so just making the finishing touches on it this weekend!

Decriminalisation of the Sex Industry in NZ

So, the film festival is over and its back to the drawing board. Finishing up the NZPC doco with Ray Beentjes doing the sound mix and Catherine Healy overseeing it all. It's been a long process but worth the wait. The film was funded by The Soros Foundation.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Missing Picture

This film by Rithy Pran, a wonderful Cambodian filmmaker is on tomorrow in the festival.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Editing my Cambodian doco

It's been several months since returning from Cambodia and during that time we've done some new interviews and started to compile the huge amount of footage we have from the Cambodia shoot. When we stopped to photograph a fishing village kids came running from inside the huts and here I am showing them the video zooming into their homes and their neighbours. Their squeals of delight were so lovely.