Mita takes pride of place

Maori filmmaker Merata Mita was the star guest at Montreal’s 13th First Peoples’ Festival last month – a celebration of the world’s aboriginal cultures. The Cinematheque Quebecoise held a retrospective of her work – which includes Bastion Point, Mana Waka, and Hotere – from June 14-22. Mita also spoke on the significance of Whale Rider‘s success in the Montreal Gazette: “Events like Whale Rider help in our transformation from self-hatred to pride. [The film] allows us to say that our culture has depth and it has beauty and the resilience to survive all these centuries.”


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).