MFF19 | Māoriland Keynote Address – Merata Mita
March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$6
Merata Mita was an unflinching filmmaker whose stories captured startling images of bigotry and violence in a New Zealand that was scarred by an era of provocation and protest. She also crafted tales of Indigenous hope. She was a beloved and inspiring teacher and mentor who continues to be remembered by generations of filmmakers worldwide.
Merata was a fiercely protective and deeply loving Mum. The work of her son Heperi Mita has brought her legacy to life in a moving feature documentary MERATA – How Mum Decolonised the Screen.
The Māoriland Keynote Address this year is delivered in her own words through the documentary MERATA with introductions by Heperi and the whānau.
MERATA – How Mum Decolonised the Screen, screens in full on Friday March 22. Click here to find out more.
- Māoriland Film Festival
- Rangiātea Church
33 Te Rauparaha St
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand + Google Map