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MERATA documents the filmmaker's work, her early struggles with her family and her drive for social justice that often proved personally dangerous. Programmed as MERATA:
HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN, the film made its World Premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film
Director: Hepi Mita
Stars: Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, Hepi Mita
Like many filmmakers who dared to criticize the ruling class and dominant social order in the countries where they lived, New Zealand’s Merata Mita generated no shortage of controversy and animosity at home. Once the outside world had its chance to see her films, though, they were rightly lauded as ...