Cousins, a new release from New Zealand, has its heart in its throat, harmonising a driftless protagonist with the enduring love of her whanau (Māori for extended family). Merata Mita, the eminent Māori filmmaker, obtained the rights to leading Māori writer Patricia Grace’s novel Cousins (1992) but was unable to produce the film before her sudden death in 2010. Māori fiction figurehea ... (read more)
Tahney Fosdike is an early-career arts critic and non-fiction writer with pieces appearing in ABR, ArtsHub, the Archer Magazine, Mamamia, and Art Almanac, among others. She hails from rural South Australia and is currently based in Melbourne where she graduated with first class honours from the Master of Art Curatorship and currently works with Arts Project Australia and the Environmental Film Festival Australia.