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Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen – with Alanis Obomsawin!

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premiere of MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN, with acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin, featured in the film, and hosted by Jess Murwin, a queer artist and programmer of mixed Mi’kmaq and Western European descent.

The film is a beautiful homage to one of the founders of Indigenous cinema, Māori artist and activist Merata Mita. The screening will mark the launch of the new Cinema Politica On Demand collection “Māori-Made,” part of CP’s ongoing work with the NZ Film Commission to make their titles available in Canada.

Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours notice, please email concordia@cinemapolitica.org. This screening is co-sponsored by Fasa Concordia.

Heperi Mita / New Zealand / 2018 / 95 ‘ / English- Māori / partial English subtitles

Pioneering Māori filmmaker and activist Merata Mita was arguably one of the most influential women in Indigenous filmmaking, helping to raise the visibility and voices of Māori and of women. Through seminal works in the 1970s and ’80s, she fearlessly addressed the issues and effects of colonialism. In this deeply personal and moving portrait of her life’s work, Merata’s youngest son, director and archivist Heperi Mita, collaborates with his siblings to weave together her archives with interviews from some of cinema’s most influential people, including Alanis Obomsawin and Taika Waititi. The result is a stunning work that beautifully honours Merata’s lasting impact and legacy.

More info: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/merata-how-mum-decolonized-screen


December 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$5 – $10


Cinema Politica


Concordia University H-110
1455 de Maisonneuve West + Google Map

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