He Kākano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between

A courageous takatāpui (Māori LGBTQI) activist is fighting for true diversity in our Gay Pride celebrations. Loading Docs 2017.

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Director: Kathleen Winter Producer: Jaimee Poipoi
Te Reo Māori advisor: Beatrice Joblin

A courageous takatāpui (Māori LGBTQI) activist is fighting for true diversity in our Gay Pride celebrations.

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.

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Loading Docs

11 Aug 2017

Loading Docs is a unique initiative that produces short (3-minute) documentaries that captivate and inspire audiences locally and internationally, while developing and promoting New Zealand filmmaking talent.