“MERATA” at National Museum of the American Indian – from Ava DuVernay’s Array

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN

a film by Heperi “Hepi” Mita

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. (Documentary, 1hr 28min)

The 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival’s Ava DuVernay DC city-wide screenings are presented in partnership with the District of Columbia’s Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music, Entertainment (OCTFME). The free events feature additional feature films documentaries, television drama series,  and titles released by Array, DuVernay’s film distribution and resource collective. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is hosting MERATA in collaboration with the One Woman One Vote 2020 Festival

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Date

Mar 07 2020

Time

2:00 pm

Cost

No Admission Fee

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Location

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560

Organizer

2020 One Women One Vote Festival

Other Organizers

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Website
https://americanindian.si.edu/
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