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Becs Arahanga

Becs Arahanga (Kai Tahu, Waitaha, Ngāti Raukawa) has burst onto the film and television scene with three films in two years. With an instinctual knack for story, comedy and a strong understanding for the human condition, Becs recently co-directed/wrote multi-award-winning feature film, Vai and short film Hinekura, which won the audience choice and civic awards at NZIFF 2019. Her first short film, Laundry – about a mother struggling to have a sex life whilst raising kids, was selected as part of NZ Best at NZIFF 2016 and was nominated for four awards at Show Me Shorts – Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Editor.

Becs is incredibly passionate about telling heartfelt and real stories, uplifting and celebrating women and indigenous voices.