Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
2019

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A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita and an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves into the life of the first woman from an Indigenous Nation to solely direct a film anywhere in the world. Known as the grandmother of Indigenous cinema, Merata’s independent political documentaries of the 1970s and 80s highlighted injustices for Māori people and often divided the country. Mita was fearless in her life, her activism and her art. Chronicling the director’s journey to decolonize the film and television screens of New Zealand and the world, the film documents her work, her early struggles with her family and her drive for social justice that often proved personally dangerous.
Merata Mita's poster
Merata Mita
Self (archive footage)
Hepi Mita's poster
Hepi Mita
Self / Narrator
Rafer Rautjoki's poster
Rafer Rautjoki
Self
Richard Rautjoki's poster
Richard Rautjoki
Self
Rhys Rautjoki's poster
Rhys Rautjoki
Self
Awatea Mita's poster
Awatea Mita
Self
Eruera Mita's poster
Eruera Mita
Self
Alanis Obomsawin's poster
Alanis Obomsawin
Self
Jesse Wente's poster
Jesse Wente
Self
C.M. Kaliko Baker's poster
C.M. Kaliko Baker
Self