Join Whetū Fala as she considers filmmaking, storytelling, and media production from her own perspective. Fala first met Alanis Obomsawin in the 1990s in Canada, and worked to bring her to Aotearoa at that time. Fala will consider the impact Obomsawin has had on her own work, as well as the broader implications for the Indigenous filmmaking landscape.
RSVP is encouraged but not essential.
Whetū Fala, of Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Ati Haunui-ā-Papārang, Samoa, and Rotuma, is a storyteller who creates Indigenous media content for local and international audiences from her hometown of Whanganui. Her work as a director, producer, actor, writer and editor has screened on NITV Australia, CBC Canada, SVT Sampi Sweden, Whakaata Māori and also includes film festivals ImagineNative Toronto, Winda Film Festival Sydney Australia and Māorilands, Wairoa Māori film festivals. Whetū is currently working on completing her feature documentary Taki Rua - Breaking Barriers which tells the story of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first bi-cultural theatre.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This event is free.
This event will be held in The Kit on our basement level. This location is accessible with assistance.
It will be seated and microphoned.
Light refreshments will be served.