Trailblazing film-maker Merata Mita collapsed and died yesterday while at Maori Television to discuss a documentary.
“The most emotional piece of footage I found was my mum in 1977 talking about her own experience with abortion," he says, "That’s the very first recording there is of my mother, her start in the industry. I worked at Awanuiarangi while Eruera trained as a Kaiako.
and Mauri. December 29, 2016 | Tauranga Moana, BAY OF PLENTY, Arohanui ki te whanau o Eruera Mita.
The film will premiere next month as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. “It’s a funny thing about making this movie because my relationship with her is that I’m the pōtiki of my whanau. May the memories of Eruera live long and put a smile in your hearts.Na Bruce George, Kia orana te whanau o ErueraI'm shocked to hear the news of the sudden passing of Eruera. My thoughts and love to the whanau during this sad time and may the memories of Eruera bring a smile to your hearts.Na Bruce George.
Give others a chance to express condolences. Sign up now for the latest news from around the Motu & Te Ao Māori direct to your inbox, © 2020 Copyright Māori Television - All rights reserved | Terms of Access, Gucci's fashion faux pas imitating ‘Devast8' tattoo, From cleaning out 'spew buckets' to running the show, New waiata reflecting Haapu's Māori and Tahitian heritage, Māori Television announces Shane Taurima as new CEO, Maiava: using music to help rangatahi battling depression. She was a film pioneer, a trail-blazer who helped shape Māori cinema. Please try again. (That was Mauri, in 1988.) The son of influential filmmaker Merata Mita says he found out about his mother’s abortion while conducting research on a film he's made about her. MITA, Eruera. Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name? Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen’ tells the story of Mita through the eyes of her tamariki. By the time I was born, mum had already made a lot of her work.". She was a film pioneer, a trail-blazer who helped shape Māori cinema. "Kahore hoki te tangata e mohio ki te wa mona." "Kahore hoki te tangata e mohio ki te wa mona." The 32-year-old spent much of his childhood growing up in Hollywood with Mita and his father, director Geoff Murphy. My thoughts and love to the whanau. This and other experiences inform her activism on behalf of prisoners. I worked at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi while Eruera trained as a teacher. Share memories or express condolences below. Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, son of Merata Mita (Ngati Pikiao) and Mahuta Mahue Tuhura (Ngati Porou). Published in The New Zealand Herald on Dec. 12, 2016. Add the email addresses of friends or family members you'd like to notify about this obituary. Father to Rapanui, Wahia, Te Rongopai,... Get email updates about Eruera MITA delivered directly to your inbox. I had the privellige...", "Kia orana te whanau o Eruera I'm shocked to hear the news...". Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, …
Loving partner of Hera Wirepa. “It’s a funny thing about making this movie because my relationship with her is that I’m the pōtiki of my whanau. He was living and working as a journalist in the US when he got the news, in 2010, that his mother had died … Expert advice: what to do and say when someone dies. I had the privellige of working and knowing Mereta and Richard through Don Selwyn. Inform family & friends of Eruera's passing.
Heperi Mita spent five years looking through archival footage and interviewing his five siblings about his mother who passed away in 2010. At that time, Mita, who hails from Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāi Te Rangi, had established herself as a prominent NZ filmmaker following the critical success of her films Patu! "Arohanui ki te whanau o Eruera Mita. My apologies for not being able to attend the tangi.Arohanui ki te whanau, maumahara te ora o Eruera. ... She was eligible for three days’ leave to attend the tangi, got 12 hours, had 10 minutes with her son before the lid was put on his coffin and had four hours with whanau. Hepi Mita was only a baby when his mother, Merata Mita, became the first Māori woman, and the first indigenous woman in the world, to write and direct a feature film.
Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, son of Merata Mita (Ngati Pikiao) and Mahuta Mahue Tuhura (Ngati Porou). That was a hell of a way to make an appearance. Merata Mita died in 2010, three weeks short of her 68th birthday.
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I’ve always been the baby. But to her son Hepi she was a loving mother. I have had the privilege to work and know Mereta and Richard. ", "It raised a lot of questions, but in the end it made me respect her even more for making that stand.”. I was shocked to hear of his sudden passing of such a young man and father.Maumahara te ora o Eruera. Friends say her loss is a huge blow to the industry. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen’ tells the story of Mita through the eyes of her tamariki. But to her son Hepi she was a loving mother.
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