Free Film Screening at AAG This Weekend

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

If you are in Auckland this weekend here are two films from the Kete Aronui series, Merata Mita and John Miller.

Screening Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 1 pm
Auckland Art Gallery

Merata Mita
New Zealand | 2007 | 28mins | Director: Rhonda Kite

The episode follows film pioneer Merata Mita. Mita produced vital work anchored in culture and community. This extract concentrates on the occupation of Bastion Point - Mita and protest leader Joe Hawke talk of how 25 May 1978 shaped her concerns as a filmmaker: "It was life, it was a transformation". Includes footage from PatuMauri,Bastion Point: Day 507, and Utu, as well as covering Mita's work running a lab for indigenous filmmakers.

John Miller
New Zealand | 2007 | 28mins | Director: Rhonda Kite

A profile of photographer John Miller, capturing the man behind the camera and his driving force to document the development of M?ori self-determination in context with the rest of New Zealand society.

As always, DOCommunity screenings are free of charge so save the date and tell a friend.

Documentary Edge Festival 2014 is in Auckland soon, from May 21- June 2 in Auckland at Q Theatre. Festival programmes will be available at the screening.