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Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018)

Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977.

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Hepi Mita (as Heperi Mita)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Awatea Mita Awatea Mita ... Herself
Eruera 'Bob' Mita Eruera 'Bob' Mita ... Himself
Hepi Mita Hepi Mita ... Himself (as Heperi Mita)
Alanis Obomsawin ... Herself
Rafer Rautjoki Rafer Rautjoki ... Himself
Rhys Rautjoki Rhys Rautjoki ... Himself
Richard Rautjoki Richard Rautjoki ... Himself
N. Bird Runningwater N. Bird Runningwater ... Himself
Taika Waititi ... Himself
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Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977.

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New Zealand

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12 May 2019 (New Zealand) See more »

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The Decolonising Film Maker
24 August 2019 | by kiwirooffixerSee all my reviews

An enlightening account of a great film maker. New Zealand has many dark chapters to it's history. Her films are catalysts for colonial history to be retold by the descendants of those whose land was forcefully confiscated.


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