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Tangaroa’s Cradle

The Shorties: Tangaroa’s Cradle // A film by Finian Vogel / Pye Productions

Featuring Brent Screen and the voice of Kevin Pahina of the Ngāti Porou tribal group.

The contention between Tangaroa and Tāne, the father of birds, trees, and humans, is an indication that the Māori thought of the ocean and the land as opposed realms. When people go out to sea to fish or to travel, they are in effect representatives of Tāne entering the realm of Tāne’s enemy.

A small note to be made by the producer: The concept of Māori is a colonial concept of the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The beliefs of each iwi (tribe) have dynamic differences to customs and attitudes to their Atua. The telling of this is the whakapono held by the Ngāti Porou traditionally located in the East Cape and Gisborne regions of the North Island of New Zealand.

The Shorties entry: Tangaroa's Cradle // A film by Finian Vogel. The contention between Tangaroa and Tāne, indicates the ocean and land as opposed realms

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The Shorties

Short films are a central pillar of modern surf culture, a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke. Here at the London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so we established ‘The Shorties’ which has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world.

While the main festival is a showcase for international filmmaking, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland – from both leading lights and up and coming filmmakers. The very best short films entries on the big screen as part of the festival and these shortlisted films are eligible for prestigious awards including: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.

7th Annual London Surf / Film Festival is hosted 19 – 21 October at Regent St Cinema, London.

To see this year’s full line up of films, hit the LINK