Michael Te Arawa Bennett

Michael Te Arawa Bennett

Michael Te Arawa Bennett (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue)  is an award-winning screenwriter, director and author. His first book, a non-fiction novel telling the true story of New Zealand’s worst miscarriage of justice, In Dark Places, won Best Non-Fiction Book at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards. 

His short films and feature films have won awards internationally, and have screened at numerous international festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, New York, London, and Melbourne. Michael is the 2020 recipient of the Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award, in recognition of members of the Māori filmmaking community who have made high level contributions to screen storytelling.

Better the Blood is his first novel.

APPEARING AT: Page to screen, screen to page
WITH: Roger Simpson, Rosalie Ham, Candice Fox and Sue Turnbull (facilitator)
DATE: Friday 9 September
TIME: 12.00-1.00
VENUE: Dixson Room

APPEARING AT:  Retribution
WITH: Nina D Campbell and Charity Norman (facilitator)
DATE: Saturday 10 September
TIME: 12.00-1.00
VENUE: Dixson Room,


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