The Melbourne International Film Festival unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its 68 year, history, featuring 259 feature films, and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell as closing night film.
MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen
NAME OF FILM: MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN
DIRECTOR(S): Hepi Mita
STARRING: Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, Hepi Mita
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, MERATA is 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 70’s and 80’s highlighted injustices for Maori people that often divided the country.
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