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Home Ground at NZ Fringe Festival

We are very excited to present our Project Whā 2020 short films, created by our participants and artist collaborators, at the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2022.

For the first time we will showcase our mahi, Home Ground: Carving Our Name Into The Space, at the Te Auaha Cinema, as part of the Fringe Festival, here in Pōneke.

The short films will be open to public viewing throughout the day in the Cinema on level 1, on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March.

Please note: due to our current Covid-19 Red setting the Cinema can host 12 people at a time so we have cancelled our opening night and moved our closing night Online, with a Live Q&A Facebook session at 7pm on Saturday 5 March.

The three 5-minute short films were created by our participants on Project Whā and are based on women’s experiences of the justice system and their reintegration back into the community.

One of the Home Ground project outcomes we have is that women with lived experience of the justice system will see themselves represented in the work, see value in their artistry and make visible their contribution to the body of work that Home Ground creates during their time on the project.

We believe the Fringe Festival plays an important part in our Home Ground mission to advocate for this incredible talent and passion communicated by these women.

We are grateful to Te Auaha for hosting us and to the creative Fringe Festival team for this platform where we can advocate for our projects and connect with our community.

Our hope is that audiences will leave feeling a greater understanding of the impact of the justice system, that they have listened to what these women have to say.

This is a free event, but Koha appreciated.


Closing night: Live Q&A event 7pm Saturday 5 March:

General viewing: 10am-5pm, Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March

Venue: Te Auaha Cinema, Level 1, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington City

Cost: Koha

Transportation: Bus stop on Manners Street or lots of parking options here on the

Te Auaha website


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