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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012: I Can


Here was our entry into this year's Manaiakalani Film Festival.
Our inspiration for it came from a special visitor we had to our school, Joshua Iosefo. Joshua is a prefect at Mt Roskill grammar and a poet. He wrote a poem called Brown Brother which he recited to us. His poem said said not to listen to negative stereotypes but that you should aim to be whatever you want to be. We thought this would be a cool theme for our movie.

Thanks to Crusader, Darius, Awhina, Kingston and Jarna who were the main lyric writers, to Vivienne for the videoing and last but not least a huge thank you also to Jarna who edited it for us.





We would like to acknowledge that this song idea came from "I Can" by Nas from 2003. We took some of the original ideas in his music video and incorporated them into ours. Here is a link to his video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmRoVMfsD8

25 comments:

Makerita said...

Hey Room 20,
I seriously LOVED this movie. It was one of my personal favourites at the manaiakalani film festival. I think that this movie, can be used in our students daily lives. For instants like my own life. I know I can, be what I wanna be. I love this song. It was awesome, keep up the awesome as work.
Yours Sincerely,
Makerita

Mary said...

Hey Room 20,
I honestly loved your Film Festival. It's one of my favourite movies. I know what I wanna be. I love the song you used. Do you know what you wanna be? It was awesome. Keep up the excellent work.....
From Mary Room 13 Pt England School

Andrew said...

BRILLIANT...this is a sensational vid. Well done to all those who were involved in its production. Lyrics are so powerful.

Denim said...

Soliiiiid? well done to who was in the vid it was awesome i loved this video probably the best 1 i watched out of all the other Manaiakalani movies....?

Renee said...

Well Done !
I love this video. This is sensational. Well done to those who were involved in this production. Lyrics are powerful.

Kobe said...
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Anonymous said...

Far out that was a cool movie I really thought that that Kobe Tutahi was the best singer in that video

Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hi Room 20

Well done for producing such an awesome movie! I really liked it and I was very impressed with the rapping, dancing, animations and acting. You guys are really clever. Great work on the lyrics and with Chante playing the piano. This was one of my favourites at the Film Festival.

Miss Lavakula said...

Awesome movie Room 20. I really liked the lyrics and how you changed the song to fit you. You all did an amazing job. Well done to Jarna for all the editing! Thank you for sharing that with us.

From Miss Lavakula

lee said...

hi room 20

hi that was a very cool movie. The background music. So I will hear from you soon ;)

Meleane said...

OMG what an hilarious video you guys have put together. My Favorited part is when tevita dress as a funny old lady!! KEEP UP THE COOL WORK ROOM 20

Mateo said...

Hi Room 20
I like the way how you made your own song it looked like you hade lot of fun.Cant what to see you next one.

AmosH said...

Hi Room 20
What a amazing movie I really enjoyed your own song It looked liked use have had a lot of fun.

Keep up the awesome work Room 20

Sharon Sampson said...

Hi , Room 20!
what an exciting movie that you have made love the song , keep up that good work and acting aswell loved the singing:)

By Sharon...

Samuela said...

Hey Room 20,
What a awesome movie, I like the way you changed the lyrics to the song to fit you WELL DONE!!!. Keep up the freat job.

Samuela said...

Hey Room 20,
That was a great movie you guys did. I really like the way how you changed the lyrice to fit you, WELL DONE!!. Keep up the great job!.

Te Roimata said...

Kia Ora Rm 20
What fantastic and intelligent movie you have put together. What a great message guys. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! Kia kaha Rm 20....

Te Roimata Rm 21

James Room 21 said...

Hi Room 20. I think that your movie was very creative and fantastic.Keep up the great work Room 21.


Anonymous said...

That was mean as. That was cool and you can rap man you can rap that's why you're in the Pt England school PEPA rap group on
Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012: I Can
David

Soana Pamaka said...

Well done Room 20, to all the actors and actresses and the people behind the scene and lets not forget the teacher! Good job you all!!!

loseli said...

hi room 20 what a fantasic movie i saw on the computer i really loved the dance moves it made me laugh i want to wach it again because it is soo funny move my favourite prat is when the room 20 boys were dancing the moves by loseli

Crystal said...

What a great video room 20! That has to be one of my favorite movies out of every single on of them!

Where did you get that brilliant idea from?

Miss Wild said...

Kia ora Room 20 kids - think I spotted over half of your class contributing in different ways to make a 'totally amazing movie. Keep dreaming big, guys and girls - I shall keep an eye out for some of your names in future movies - like on the international screen!!
Arohanui - Miss Wild xx00xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Room 20,
Looking good sesalina.

Jenny Oxley said...

Dear Mrs Squires and Room 20,

On March 22 the Manaiakalani Education Trust and Telecom Foundation is holding a special event to celebrate how Telecom is helping our Manaiakalani Schools achieve our goals. As part of this, we are making a short video clip and would love to use your song "I Can" to accompany this. If you are OK with this!

Yours hopefully!

Jenny (Manaiakalani Education Trust)