Guest--Film Maker/archivist Heperi ‘Hepi’ Mita. of film 'MERATA" a 2019 Sundance Selected Film. The film pays tribute and showcases the work of A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita. Hepi is one of her sons. The documentary is an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves into the life of the first woman from an Indigenous Nation to solely direct a film anywhere in the world. ARRAY Releasing, which is headed by award-winning director Ava Duvernay, has acquired distribution rights for the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.