At Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 26 Mar 2024

At Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Karanga, directed by Mary-Lyn Chambers, produced by Merenia Gray and Emma Mortimer, was the opening short film at the Melbourne Women in Film Festival last week before the feature Winhanganha. A big congratulations to the team of this project! 

Karanga is a dance and spoken word film exploring the intersectionality of descendants both Māori and Pākehā (European) centred around the late Tiahuia Te Puea Hērangi Ramihana Gray (Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne, Tainui). The work is choreographed by her daughter Merenia Gray and was performed at Q Theatre in August 2021 in Aotearoa New Zealand. The work is a love letter to Tiahuia and a tribute to all mothers.

Performer: Miriama McDowell (in the image) Photographer: Jen Raoult

See here for more information on their festival.