Cast Out:逐 Film Screening


Matilda Boese-Wong


New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

25 January 2020

End date: 

25 January 2020

Hours of admission: 

10.30 am

Cost of admission: 


Join us at the gallery at 10.30am for a screening of Cast Out:逐 by Wellington filmaker Matilda Boese-Wong. Matilda will also speak about the fim and hold a question and answer session after the screening. All welcome, free entry.

Cast Out:’ is a short documentary piece about a Newtown man, Kim Lee, who in 1903 was exiled to Mokopuna Island in Wellington/Pōneke harbour. It examines the issues that marginalised immigrants of Aotearoa faced then and now, while it sheds light on an often overlooked part of Wellington's/Pōneke's history. The wrongs enacted upon Lee cast an all too familiar shadow upon experiences of today's New Zealanders. 

New Zealand born and raised film and documentary maker, Matilda Boese-Wong has a strong focus on broadening representation in our media landscape. As an Asian New Zealander she has felt deeply effected by the lack of diversity on our screens, and is striving to elevate voices that tend to be unheard in a genuine and compelling way. Throughout the past few years she has been involved in fiction film, documentary, music videos and commercial work. In March she will have completed her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film.