Leading Film Maker Merata Mita has passed away.

Merata Mita collapsed while in Newmarket, Auckland and died a short time later on Monday 31 May 2010. Merata Mita was a key figure in the story of M?ori filmmaking. Through documentaries, interviews, public speaking and her 1987 dramatic feature Mauri, she was a passionate voice for M?ori and an advocate for social change. Merata [ Read More ]

Maori Film Festival programme announced

The organisers of the third Wairoa Moari Film Festival are proud to announce the launch of its programme, available online at the Official Website: www.manawairoa.com. This year’s festival event will occur at the dawn of the Matariki celebrations, over Queen’s Birthday Weekend May 30th to June 2nd. The festival will celebrate Maori and indigenous film [ Read More ]

Barry Barclay Maori film-maker dies

Barry Barclay ( 1944 – 2008 ) Barry Barclay passed away just after midnight 19th Feb, 2008 at Rawene Hospital as the result of a stroke. He died peacefully. Barry Barclay was the first Maori to direct a feature length film with the 1987 film Ngati. He lay for one night at his partner’s house [ Read More ]