Two current and noteworthy documentaries exploring quite different but equally powerful and evocative forms of storytelling.
Each of these films is followed by an exclusive Director's talk providing deeper insight in to the story and documentary-making process.
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait.
Marks of Mana
Of all of the art of the skin in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean), Tatau Fafine have been given the least attention, despite being imbued with meanings reaching back to the very origins of Pacific tatau. The film looks at a number of women who are now that reclaiming the art for themselves, as well as for the memories of their ancestors.