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The Journey from Nature to Plate in NZ Sign Language - Hangi

Happy Matariki, Happy Maori New Year to all Deaf communities.

The Journey from Nature to Plate in NZ Sign Language - Hangi.

A slice of life documentary in NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) exploring the process of the Deaf community coming together to prepare a hangi to celebrate Matariki. A heart-warming glimpse into Deaf and Maori culture and how a community comes together through culture, language and food.

With thanks to the grant of NZ Sign Language Board

  • Natasha Jumelet
    Sign Language Recipes
  • Natasha Jumelet
    Sign Language Recipes
  • Natasha Jumelet
    Sign Language Recipes
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  • Genres:
    Community, culture, signlanguage, Maori, Food, Deaf
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    British Sign Language
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  • www.showmeshorts.co.nz
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    new zea
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Director Biography - Natasha Jumelet

Natasha Jumelet is Deaf NZSL user and has passion for making films, cooking and food. Her love of cooking and other arts and crafts saw her set up the Deaf Wellbeing Society inc (DWS) with her sister Yolanda. The goal was to providing isolated Deaf people with meaningful engagement and at the same time teach them to make healthy and affordable meals. For this year's Matariki celebration members of the Auckland Deaf community came together to make a hangi. Natasha saw the opportunity to capture the process and community spirit associated with this shared celebration. This film is the latest in Natasha's series of popular Deaf community recipe series. Her work does more than just demonstrate how to create delicious food. It also chronicles the diverse and rich cultural intersectionality of Auckland's multicultural Deaf community.

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