This week indigenous story telling through film will be showcased at the Maoriland Film Festival in Otaki, on the Kapiti Coast.
The festival allows film makers from around the world to gather together, and share their work.
One hundred and 20 films from around the world will be shown.
Story telling through art, weaving, and carving is also celebrated during the festival.
It's held at the Maoriland hub in Otaki - but the hub does much more than provide a venue for the festival.
Throughout the year it runs a programme for young people, by young people, who travel the world to meet aspiring indigenous film-makers, and teach them how to tell their tales.