In June 2021, Māori and Pasifika writers’ collective, Maranga Mai, returns to our festival Breaking Ground to launch their radio-series written in Lockdown 2020 and recorded early this year.
Maranga Mai is a collective of writers from across the Wellington region – all of whom are focused on refining their craft. Established in 2017, Maranga Mai was created to support mothers, community leaders, tertiary students and full-time workers, who at nights and on weekends, are also committed writers.
The Maranga Mai Collective has partnered with a small handful of great dramaturgs including Ahi Karunaharan, Rachael Maza, Whiti Hereaka, Eva Mullaley and Mīria George.
All images by filmmaker, producer & photographer Julie Zhu.