“The way I see it, if you’re a Māori woman and that’s all you are, that alone will put you on a collision course with the rest of society and its expectations.” - Merata Mita
One program was awarded funding in PIC's first call for R&D applications in fiscal year 2016:
Chelsea Winstanley, R&D
Merata is the record of the life of Merata Mita, whose ambition was to tell stories from her own perspective, to her own people, and the barriers she had to overcome to do so. This film chronicles the events that shaped the person who became the first, and only, Māori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature film.
We will continue to share updates on this project as it progresses through production.