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
20 MONTHS AGO
mā te kanohi Takatāpui
(through the eyes of the Takatapūi)
NGĀTI TAKATAPŪI: ĀU TE WHATU TAKATĀPUI (THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TAKATĀPUI)
20 MONTHS AGO
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!