Whānau overseas

“As Indigenous peoples, Māori and Pasifika are global by nature. Moana Nui has the ability to connect us. Our stories are amplified across our digital ocean – reaching across Aotearoa but also throughout Te Moana-nui-a-Kiva and the world. In 2021, the global Indigenous world is more connected than ever – Moana Nui will work to enhance this. Moana Nui is for all lovers of great art and great story. Kia Mau is very proud to be exploring this new digital space.” Mīria George

Our fiercely loving and fabulously living family in Aotearoa gave us the land to plant the seed that has become Deer Woman. This June, 2021, we return to them – virtually – with our shining new video edit of the work, on screen. Our sister company Downstage made this video iteration possible. Please catch all the good mahi in the Kia Mau Festival’s online series, Moana Nui, also featuring Ahi Kā a series of short docs about brilliant creatives sure to galvanize and inspire.

We are honoured. We are held. We are seen. We are grateful.

our camera-reluctant director at BATS theatre