As part of the month-long Maori Artist Residency, you and our students are invited to the screening of the New Zealand documentary Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen
Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm in the Alumni Auditorium
Watch trailer here
Followed by Q&A on Zoom with the Director, Hepi Meta, joining us from New Zealand.
Also joining us is our Artist in Residence, Pahi O’Carroll.
Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen tells an intimate story of the legendary and pioneering Maori filmmaker, Merata Mita (1942 -2010), and the birth of indigenous cinema in New Zealand and globally. Directed by her son Hepi Mita, the film crafts a deeply intimate portrait of being a Maori, a woman, a mother, and a filmmaker in Aotearoa, and speaks to the wider experiences and universal struggles that are still being faced by indigenous peoples today.
I would like to thank professor Mira Niagolova and her students in the Film Screening class for allowing us to use their class for this screening.
Dr. Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
Dean, Division of Communication and Creative Media
Burlington, VT 05402