Your story in images


MULTIMEDIA CREATIVE

MANAFilms (and Consultancy) offers a range of creative multimedia and communication services with a particular focus on inter-cultural dimensions. Our international and local expertise applies to all stages of video production, from seed project development to distribution, from documenting your family history to producing broadcast quality documentaries, promotional or educational material.

Each project is different,

our teams are small and versatile, sourced for their local expertise and special talents, they speak the local language and navigate culturally, they like to share knowledge and build capacity locally.

Our knowledge is in our people
Our strength in our families
Our inspiration is in the land

Oral history
Cultural research Treasuring / Treasuring the now for the future

As a qualified social scientist and film maker (with 25 years experience working in the Northern Territory of Australia and Aotearoa NZ) Delphine collaborates with local experts to collect the primary research material (oral history, genealogies, cultural mapping, GIS etc) to inform organisations or community’s research and governance needs.  Stories are worth treasuring. It is about recording the human fabric of what makes a place and its people, using video with dignity and building on the capacity within communities to grow, control and share knowledge. The living history can be then transformed it in a range of multimedia resources for communities or organisations. Past consultancies include Land claims and Native Title research, sacred sites protection, environmental and social impact studies, but also community engagement and mediation/dispute resolution.

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WATER BASKET
2015 - 4:55 mn

Mana Films and Northern Nord Council, South Australian Museum



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WATER BASKET
2015 - 4:55 mn

Mana Films, Northen Land council, South Australian Museum
Short series of 5 films made for a National Gallery/British Museum Exhibition 2015 "Encounters".



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LA LINGUA DE DE MON PAIS
work in progress
Mana Films

About the Occitan Language in France.

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Stories worth telling
Documentary films

Working closely with local communities and the arts and cultural sector, we are proud to produce compelling stories which may not otherwise make it to mainstream media. Passionate about oral history, cultural revitalisation and environmental awareness, we invite the voices of resistance, stories unheard.
Ex: series on the issue of water allocations in the Northern Territory, to a series of short films for a National museum/British Museum exhibition.

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KIA RITE KIA ORA
2012 - 14:14 mn
Mana Films and © Whaiora whanui

This video tells the story of a journey to wellness. Tangata whaiora in Wairarapa were accompanied by Kia rite kia ora, the Whaiora designed program and staff and took hold of their health and well being.



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OUR SUBMISSION OUR WAY
2011 - 1:00:54
NAILSMA/ NLC

In the Northern Territory of Australia, Traditional Owners claim and assert their rights to protect their water resources and the ecological balance on their country.



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Inter-cultural
Communication and educational resources

Inter-cultural communication is our passion and forte: from wide multilingual legal education resources in the Northern Territory of Australia to promoting homegrown Whanau Ora innovative health programs, we operate within cultural frameworks and with sensitivity. The resources we produce can include paper/web/multimedia as well as communication strategies design for organisations (Whanau Ora Wairarapa).

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NGA KORERO
Brochure

cultural mapping of the kahungunu Ki Wairarapa claim.

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Community development
Operating in a multicultural and multilingual context,

we are strongly committed to a community development approach. We like to share our knowledge and build capacity locally. Most of our projects will see us  providing hands on video training for youth groups or community groups, and supporting sustainability and opportunities locally for the future.
Ex:  promotional resources for Violence Fee Wairarapa Services, Bully Free Me, or Rangitane O Wairarapa we engaged with whanau and youth and provide training in film making, editing etc.

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HISTORY

MANAFIlms has been in existence since 1998, its home base is currently in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It relocated to Wairarapa, NZ between 2008 and 2015, and can now operate in both countries and occasionally in France.


OWNER / PRODUCTEUR / DIRECTOR

Delphine Dupont-Morris’ Academic background and experience is in social sciences (anthropology and political studies) as well as inter-cultural communication and video production, hence the breadth and combination of services provided. Always innovating in this hybrid/multidisciplinary field, we aim to serve real people and communities, bring compelling stories to the fore, and share understandings within diversity.