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MERATA

A FILM BY Heperi ‘Hepi’ Mita

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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 ‘70s and ‘80s highlighted injustices for Māori people, and often divided the country. Mita was fearless in her life, her activism and her art. Chronicling the director’s journey to decolonize the film and television screens of New Zealand and the world, the film documents her 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 Festival.


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CITY VENUE DATES TICKETS
DENVER
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE - RICKETSON THEATER
Presented by Denver Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Showtime: 7p

10.13 CHECK BACK FOR TIX!
SALT LAKE CITY
UTAH PACIFIC ISLAND FILM SERIES
Showtime: 6p

9.20 GET TIX!
HONOLULU
DORIS DUKE THEATER
Presented by Honolulu Museum of Art
Showtimes: 5.4 7:30p | 5.5 7:00p

5.4 + 5.5 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
IMAGENATION CINEMA
Showtime: 3:00p

5.5 COMPLETED
TORONTO
HOT DOCS
Showtime: 11:45a

5.5 COMPLETED
LONDON
BERTHA DOCHOUSE
Showtimes: 5.3 8:00p | 5.4 2:30p, 6:30p | 5.5 4:00p, 7:45p | 5.6 8:20p
5.7 4:30p | 5.8 8:30p | 5.9 2:30p, 6:30p

5.3 - 5.9 COMPLETED
LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
Showtime: 6:30p

5.7 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER
Showtime: 7:30p

5.8 COMPLETED
LOS ANGELES
LAEMMLE FINE ARTS THEATER
Showtimes: 5.10 8:30p | 5.11 2:30p + 5:00p | 5.12p 5:00p + 7:30p
Special Mother's Day Q&A on 5.12 w/ MERATA filmmakers Hepi Meta, Chelsea Winstanley
and Cliff Curtis ("Fear The Walking Dead") as well as filmmaker Taika Waititi (BOY, THOR: RAGNAROK)

5.10 - 5.12 COMPLETED
BOSTON
HALEY HOUSE BAKERY AND CAFE
Presented by Roxbury Film Festival

5.10 COMPLETED
VANCOUVER
DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Showtime: 7:00p + 8:30p

5.11 COMPLETED
HONOLULU
DORIS DUKE THEATER
Presented by Honolulu Museum of Art
Showtime: 7:00p

5.12 COMPLETED
SEATTLE
ARK LODGE CINEMA
Presented by Sankofa Film Society
Showtime: Showtime: 7:00p

6.6 COMPLETED
HOUSTON
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE (HMAAC)
Showtime: 6:30p

6.13 COMPLETED
ATLANTA
HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM
Presented by Bronzelens Film Festival
Showtime: 7:00p

6.29 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
REGAL ESSEX THEATER
Presented by Asian American International Film Festival
Showtime: 8:45p

7.31 COMPLETED