WE ARE STILL HERE celebrates the strength, defiance, and survival of Indigenous peoples not only from Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific, but all Indigenous people around the world.
Spanning 1,000 years, WE ARE STILL HERE tells eight stories of grief and resilience as experienced by the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the South Pacific Islands. The movie begins as unknown ships sail into view, signalling the end of a Pacific ‘Utopia’. The storylines then branch out into central Australia, 1860s Aotearoa and World War l battlefields, exploring pain and defiance as colonisation changes indigenous communities forever.
WE ARE STILL HERE showcases creatives from Aotearoa and Australia — including Māori and Pasifika writer/ directors Mario Gaoa (bro’Town), Miki Magasiva, Renae Maihi and Tim Worrall.