Rhonda Kite: Telling great Māori stories…
Producer Rhonda Kite, who runs Kiwa Media Group, has worked on television, film, and interactive book projects. Her first production was award-winning 1998 documentary Otara: Defying the Odds. She also produced the controversial Chinks, Coconuts and Curry Munchers and, on the big screen, Squeegee Bandit. Kite produced anthology series Mataku and long-running arts show Kete Aronui. Kiwa Media Group has also pioneered a process of dubbing films into other languages.
In this ScreenTalk, Kite talks about:
- Learning how to produce on her first documentary Otara: Defying the Odds
- Wanting to tell her own 'truth' in the documentary
- The trials and triumphs of a Māori woman in business in Hell for Leather
- Pushing the boundaries in Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-Munchers
- Telling real yet spooky stories in series Mataku
- Discovering the power of drama from other cultures
- The absolute joy of making arts series Kete Aronui
- Being inspired and saddened by the story behind Squeegee Bandit
- An emotional moment for Sandor Lau, the director of the documentary
This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.