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.”


Tags: Age (The)  Niki Caro  Whale Rider  

Who’s Behind TikTok Megastar Paloma Diamond?

Who’s Behind TikTok Megastar Paloma Diamond?

Julian Sewell, the creative genius responsible for the internet’s favourite imaginary actress spends his days teaching in South Auckland, Sam Brooks writes for The Spinoff. “I can’t fix this! That’s what I’m…