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Madeleine Hakaraia de Young

Matariki Ramaroa

Madeleine Hakaraia de Young (Ngāti Kapu) is the Kaiwhakahau Hōtaka at Māoriland Charitable Trust. In this role, Madeleine oversees programming for the Māoriland Film Festival (MFF), the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the southern hemisphere. Year-round Madeleine supports the wider work of the trust as a centre of Māori film and creative excellence. At the centre of this is Te Uru Maire – the Māoriland Rangatahi Strategy, which nurtures rangatahi to find their voice through film and develop the practical skills to tell their unique stories. Supported by a team of rangatahi, Te Uru Maire is delivered through film and technology programmes across Aotearoa.

In 2021, this has seen Madeleine co-produce eight professional rangatahi short films for Ngā Pakiaka Incubator Programme. This work was recognised at the 2021 New Zealander of the Year awards where Madeleine was a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year.