GENRE: LGBTQI Maori
New Zealand’s Pride celebrations are glitzy and glamorous, but takatāpui activist Kassie (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) is challenging the inclusivity of the festival. The historic Wellington Pride celebration forces Kassie to make a decision. Will she take part and speak for those who are both queer and Māori?
This short documentary utilises English and te reo Māori to tell an intensely personal story of a courageous wahine (woman) fighting to be heard.
Director: Kathleen Winter
Producer: Jaimee Poipoi
Associate Producer: Jeremy Macey
Exec Producer: Julia Parnel
D.O.P Jess Charlton
Te Reo Advisor: Beatrice Joblin
Editor: Antonis Voutsinos
TIWHANAWHANA AND FRIENDS:
Chanel Hati, Renae Paul, De'Anne Jackson, Vic Taurewa Biddle, Kevin Haunui, Elizabeth Kerekere,
Heta Timu, Amelia Te-Aho White, Gaayathri Nair, Ro Buick, John Butterfield, Shirley Cameron,
Reg Tautari, Jem Traylen, Bernard Lee, Hamie Munroe, Adrienne Girling, Kay'la Tarryn Riarn.
Made with NZ on Air as part of the 2017 Loading Docs Diversity Collection
The te reo Māori content in this short documentary has been made possible with the support of Te Māngai Pāho.
2020: FIFO Film Festival (Tahiti)
2019: Sheffield Documentary Festival (England)
2017: Loading Docs Diversity Collection
2018: Maoriland Film Festival
2018: Tauranga Buena Social Club
2017: Featured on Upworthy
2017: Featured TVNZ on Demand
2017: Featured on Te Kaea Maori Television
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