Believe - Reel Narratives No2


Auckland Live Digital Stage - Aotea Square • 7 June - 9 June

June 7: 17:00-20:00 | June 8: 10:30-20:00 | June 9: 10:30-17:00
291 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Katalyst Productions, Daylight Media & others

Auckland Festival of Photography Trust in association with presenting partner, Katalyst Productions, is pleased to screen Believe in Tikapa Moana by award-winning New Zealand documentary maker, Sharron Ward whose pieces relate to the belief in the natural world. Katalyst’s mission is to “make cinematically beautiful films that inform, inspire, educate and advocate for change.”

Ward had this to offer about her contribution to this year’s festival:
"The Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana is facing ecological collapse with scallop beds and kōura disappearing, overfishing decimating predator fish like snapper, leading to Kina barrens. Seabirds like Kororā are starving, Bryde’s whales ingest millions of microplastics daily, and invasive seaweed is spreading. Only 0.3% of the area is protected. But there is another way".

Katalyst Productions was founded by Sharron Ward an Emmy, Royal Television Society & BAFTA award-winning filmmaker who has made observational documentaries and investigative films for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 (UK), Al Jazeera & The Guardian amongst others. She is an Auckland based Director/Producer and cinematographer who specialises in films focussed on the climate crisis, conservation and wildlife.

And excerpts of short stories in the 'Believe' theme from the archive of Daylight Media, these include:

Duration 5'27" Staley Anderson – Off The Grid

Duration 5'21" Jon Edwards - Life

Duration 3'33" Alejandro Cartagena - Suburbia Mexicana

Viewing time apporx 22 minutes whilst on the central city and waterfront circuit of Festival outdoor activations.

Screening hours -

Friday June 7: 17:00 – 20:00

Saturday June 8: 10:30 – 20:00

Sunday June 9: 10:30 – 17:00

Proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate. Thanks to and supported by Auckland Live. 


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Alejandro Cartegena: Surburbia Mexicana

Alejandro Cartagena: Surburbia Mexicana


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