LOADING DOCS: MANA WAHINE
As the indigenous land occupation of Ihumātao hits global headlines, Pania Newton must decide: face down the bulldozers or give up the fight.
Set deep behind the front lines at Ihumātao, Mana Wahine captures intimate access to SOUL co-leader – Pania Newton – in the weeks leading up to what is becoming New Zealand’s most disputed indigenous land occupation.
As the magnitude of the fight ahead and pressures placed on her become all too real, Pania lays bare her personal struggles to find the strength to lead. As the cultural and political unrest reaches breaking point, Mana Wahine provides unique insight into an indigenous issue resonating around the world.
Directed: Corinna Hunziker
Produced: Mia Henry-Teirney
Mana Wahine is part of Loading Docs 2019.