Thursday 1 October at 7pm. Nau mai e te whānau. Members of Ngā Aho Whakaari, the Pan-Asian Screen Collective and Pacific Island Screen Artists are invited to join us for a timely discussion on Story Sovereignty.

Facilitated by Dr. Shuchi Kothari, this frank and insightful discussion features Hanelle Harris (creator of SIS, Baby Mamas Club), Becky Kuek (creator of Tales of Nai Nai) and Marina McCartney (director Vai, The Return). Panel members will discuss the topics of Story Sovereignty, Intellectual Property, Cultural Safety and Meaningful Collaborations.
When the opportunities for diverse stories become available, as creators, it is important to know the realities of the production landscape.
What is it like as a creative POC to navigate the intricacies of screen production in spaces that have historically favoured the majority? What is cultural safety and how can you bring it about? How can you assert the cultural values you bring to a project? In a creative industry dependent on collaboration, who gets to own the project? How do you define a meaningful collaboration and what do you gain from it? These questions and more from the event attendees will be discussed during this round table.
As this online event has limited capacity, please make sure to register your interest quickly by clicking on and filling in the registration form: REGISTER HERE