In this documentary for TV One, director Aileen O'Sullivan turns the camera on three sets of mother/daughter artists, and asks whether art is in the genes. Interviewing each other about their creative lives are actor Kate Harcourt and actor/acting teacher Miranda Harcourt; weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and weaver/painter Veranoa Hetet (née Hauwaho); and painter Jacqueline Fahey and performer/sculptor Augusta McDonald. Frank yet loving discussions abound, like when Hetet tells her mother "sometimes you come up with silly things".
That was the time, you see, where anything to do with Māori was worthless, including weaving, and it's Te Māori exhibition and I had to go out of the country to New York to be recognised as what they call art.– Weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet, on how Māori were viewed in the early 1980s
Made with funding from NZ On Air