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On Wednesday night, DEGNZ got together with Ngā Aho Whakaari for a Collaborators Series event with Wayne Blair. The topic? Getting Indigenous Stories to the Screen.
Wayne Blair, an actor and director, is well known for his directing work on The Sapphires as well as Redfern Now, Cleverman and recently Septembers of Shiraz.
At the Collaborators Series, Wayne was open and forthright about his film-making and explained how telling Indigenous stories is central to his work. He also spoke of how he feels fortunate to work with so many talented and Indigenous people in the industry.
Many thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for supporting this event.