20 May 2015

A Place To Call Home - Briar March

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 20 May 2015

State Housing
Betty Kanuta standing in front of her North Glen Innes state house. Image courtesy of Elizabeth March.

As the debate continues over the government's policy of removing itself from the running of social housing, a new documentary has come along which explores the issue from the inside.

A Place To Call Home is the work of filmmaker and educator Briar March, who has spent three years following two Māori women involved in opposing housing projects, one in Glen Innes, and one in Northland.

She talks to Simon Mercep about the project.

Briar March has received more than 30 international awards for work. Her work includes documentaries, There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho, and Allie Eagle and Me.