Merata: How Mom Decolonized the Screen

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Release Date: May 10, 2019 (limited)


An intimate story of the birth of indigenous cinema told from the perspective of Merata's son Hepi Mita.The sudden death of pioneering Maori filmmaker Merata Mita in 2010 led her son on a journey to uncover a story of a mother's love that changed the landscape of indigenous participation in film forever.

As a film archivist Hepi uncovers never before seen footage and shares deep personal accounts of her life that led her to blaze the trail for many indigenous voices we celebrate today; Warick Thorndon, Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo and Zoe Hopkins to name a few.

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