I’d be remiss if I didn’t post something about the late filmmaker, Merata Mita, a true pioneer, a force within the New Zealand film industry and the second Maori woman to direct a feature. She died on May 31, 2010, in Auckland, New Zealand. Mita was co-producer of the recently released film, Boy (Taika Waititi, dir.), the highest-grossing New Zealand film to date. It played at Sundance 2010.
Patu! (documentary by Merata Mita – watch online)
One filmmaker’s homage on Horiwood
Tribute on Ophelia Thinks Hard
TangataWhenua.com – Maori News & Indigenous Views