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Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Film (Trailer) – 2018

I don't think they could live with a dull mother now. They expect the level of political and intellectual stimulation they get around here.
– Merata Mita on her older sons, in The Auckland Star, 23 June 1987, page B1
...a loving and often revealing portrait of a seminal figure in the development of this country’s film culture.
– Peter Calder on Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen, The Listener, 14 July 2018
The public is conditioned to accept negative images of the Māori. The values and worth of Māori people are continually overlooked.
– Merata Mita in an interview with Helen Martin, The Listener, 14 October 1989, page 31