The art of myth-making

Whale Rider director Niki Caro speaks to The Age about the intricate cultural process involved in a “white woman” making a Maori film. Despite early resistance to her involvement, and her subsequent self-doubt, Caro feels vindicated by the remarkable emotional response the film has elicited around the world and, most importantly, in NZ. “It’s just a total lovefest … For a lot of pakeha people it’s opening the Maori world up to them, the Maori world that I know, which is very positive and strong and important and spiritual … The film offers a little portal into it, and I think people are really grateful for that.”


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Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Leave it to James Cameron to find a way to work through a pandemic, Yohana Desta writes for Vanity Fair. Like every other major film production, the Avatar sequel – which…