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Big Hair, Don't Care - Episode One

17m Documentary 2022

Nau mai, tūtaki mai ki te whānau o Tawata!

Big Hair, Don’t Care is a celebration of the history, the contribution and the innovation of Indigenous women and women of Colour who are playwrights, screenwriters, actors, directors and producers for stage and screen.

In 2022, long before the pandemic, the systemic lack of equity and visibility of Indigenous women and women of Colour across all facets of the arts industry in Aotearoa New Zealand continues to be an issue. An industry dominated by mono-cultural leadership and narratives, opportunities for equity and visibility continue to be compounded.

Big Hair, Don’t Care acknowledges the remarkable work of our trailblazing artists, and asks what more needs to be done to support women in the industry in Aotearoa.


Mīria George


Elise Lanigan


Jamie Berry

Assistant Sound

Niamh Campbell-Ward

Makeup Artist

Michele Perry


Erin Murphy


Timon Zeiss

Post Production Sound

Trent Williams

Brand Design

Robert George

Production Assistant

Samoana Nokise


Hone Kouka


English, Māori, Samoan


New Zealand


Tawata Productions