Spanning 1000 years, We Are Still Here tells eight stories of grief and resilience as experienced by the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the South Pacific Islands. The movie begins as unknown ships sail into view, signalling the end of a Pacific 'Utopia'. The storylines then branch out into central Australia, 1860s Aotearoa and World War l battlefields, exploring pain and defiance as colonisation changes indigenous communities forever. We Are Here showcases creatives from Aotearoa and Australia — including Māori and Pasifika writer/ directors Mario Gaoa (bro'Town), Miki Magasiva, Renae Maihi and Tim Worrall.
We Are Still Here celebrates the strength, defiance, and survival of Indigenous peoples not only from Aotearoa, Australia, and the Pacific, but all Indigenous people around the world.– Producer Mia Henry-Teirney on We Are Still Here
Made with funding from Screen Australia's Indigenous department and the NZ Film Commission, in association with Screen Queensland, Vic Screen, Screen Territory, Indigenous Business Australia and Te Māngai Pāho