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Merata Mita

Merata Mita

May 2016

Merata Mita was a pioneer of indigenous film, a director, an actress, an activist, a feminist, a mother, a teacher and a mentor. She is the first, and only, Maori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature film and her award-winning documentaries are world-renowned. Her work and advocacy influenced a generation of Maori, Aboriginal, Pacific Island and First Nations filmmakers.



The light comes from within.

Kaliko Spenser
Short Film

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