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FILM PREMIERE - "THE WIZARD & THE COMMODORE - CHATHAMS ISLANDS/NEW ZEALAND"

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Jerusalem Cinematheque

11 Hebron Road

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District 9108402

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FILM PREMIERE

THE WIZARD & THE COMMODORE - CHATHAMS ISLANDS/NEW ZEALAND

Documentary Genre: Magic Realism

CHATHAMS ISLANDS lost in time, New Zealand’s furthest outpost, Dinosaur fossils, extinct Volcanos, and one of the South Pacific’s forgotten cultures the Moriori people.
On a break on the mainland THE COMMODORE of the Chathams Islands meets THE WIZARD of New Zealand.
This is a story which could only happen on Islands at the bottom of the world. We talk to elders, locals, eat with the people, discuss Rekohu, the way of life, what it is and what it is becoming.
We examine the extreme history, the cannibalism, the genocide of a people, and how this effects a community of 600 marooned on an island in the remote South Pacific.
On Islands far out in the South Pacific; So far out they have almost been forgotten by time. A people of mysterious origin and a once Peaceful culture functioned according to Nunuku's Ancient Law.
Islands with a dark and turbulent history where even now every moment is a struggle for scarce resources. Islands where survival is paramount and power blocs jockey for leadership.

Two locals; a Wizard from the mainland of New Zealand; along with the Chathams Islands self appointed Commodore of the Air and of the Sea; two diverse characters thrown up from a stormy Sea; are about to unleash all fury, in a Herculean effort to reset these Islands on a path to reconciliation and peace.
Never have two more erstwhile characters set off on such a quirky expedition so improbable, in a land so strangely mystical.
In Cinemas this year; Lightning will certainly strike twice and the Earth will most probably flip upside down on it's Axis.

A film in gritty Teknicolour by Samuel Miller, Narrated by David Round
An original soundtrack featuring original compositions Stringer Bessant from Glastonbury, UK.

Audience comments:
"New Zealands most controversial film of 2017"

"The Chathams Islands as you've never seen them before"

"These are the good old days!"

Website: www.wizardcommodore.com

https://www.facebook.com/Thewizardandthecommodore-375988969401809

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Documentary no restricion - there are graphic hunting scenes and some have reported nausea from the large seas. Tobacco and Alcohol use. Blasphemy or Foul language has been omitted in general.

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fstopcinema@gmail.com

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Jerusalem Cinematheque

11 Hebron Road

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District 9108402

Israel

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