The Wāhine Job

Location
Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Time
Wanaka 11.00 am
Wanaka Session
Session 2
Queenstown Time
3.00 pm
Queenstown Session
Session Q2

12 mins, Director: Deanna Gerlach, Producer: Megan Dimozantos, NZ, World Premiere. 

This is not your usual hut restoration story. This is a story about the sense of purpose and belonging you get when you throw a bunch of women/wāhine into a project in the wild.  

12 wāhine, eight trips into the Kaweka over two years, 2,547 volunteer hours, 28 nights camping and almost three tonnes of concrete. Komata Hut, once vandalised at a road end, is dismantled, flat packed, recycled, repurposed, landed, rebuilt and reimagined. Friendships are made for life.