Piripi Mackie

NGĀTI TAKATĀPUI: āu te whatu Takatāpui (through the eyes of the Takatāpui)

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Takatāpui in modern terms are tangata whenua of Aotearoa who identify as LGBTQI+

This documentary film will explore the intersecting themes of gender, cultural identity, social issues like stigmas and discrimination, and how to navigate multiple worlds: the dominant pākeha postcolonial, the traditional te ao Māori, and the Takatāpui, to weave together a portrait of what it means to be Takatāpui in Aotearoa in 2017.

As Takatāpui myself I feel there isn't enough positive representation of not only Takatāpui but māori people in the media. We are often seen as 'other' and dehumanised, but this film is all about shining a light on and the celebration of Takatāpui.

The key filmmakers are:

Piripi Mackie (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Rauru, Ngāi Tahu,Ngāti Tuwharetoa) a queer non-binary artist.

Piripi has studied Fine Arts at both Auckland University of Technology and Whitecliffe College. Piripi is currently co-curating Performance Art Week Aotearoa 2017, and work to-date includes:

  • 'But, Where are you really from?'
  • 'Fāgogo' Performance Showcase at St Paul St Gallery

Alex Rossiter, an honours student in Media, Film and Television at the University of Auckland. Alex is a part of the Accompany filmmaking collective.

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    3 WEEKS AGO

    NGĀTI TAKATĀPUI:
    mā te kanohi Takatāpui
    (through the eyes of the Takatapūi)

  • NGĀTI TAKATAPŪI: ĀU TE WHATU TAKATĀPUI (THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TAKATĀPUI)

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    Kia ora. We're trying to raise some putea to help us in filming a documentary on Takatāpui (māori+queer) individuals and we really need your help!