Director, Writer, Producer, [Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāi Te Rangi]
A passionate advocate for Māori creative control, late director Merata Mita documented some of the most controversial events of Aotearoa’s last fifty years. Mita’s work includes Patu!, a documentary on the 1981 Springbok tour. Her 1988 drama Mauri remains only the second fiction feature directed by a Māori woman.
This women should be a role model for all pacific islander women. Go read her biography. Such a badass.