15 Sep 2019

Hinemoana Baker is inspired by her years in Berlin

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 15 September 2019

A year long residency in Berlin in 2015 has turned into a much longer stay for poet, singer-songwriter and editor Hinemoana Baker. The German capital has been a mecca for New Zealand artists for a long time, with its reputation as a city that welcomes and supports creative people. Hinemoana's back home at the moment, helping to get a film project that's dear to her, off the ground. She's one of more than 30 Kiwi people, many of them creatives, who shared their stories about experiencing anxiety in a book called Headlands. There's a hui this weekend in Auckland with writers and filmmakers wanting to create a film anthology from 19 of the Headland essays. Hinemoana is one of them. Lynn Freeman asked her why she went public about the anxiety that's plagued her for most of her life. Hinemoana Baker is part of a public panel discussion tomorrow at the University of Auckland.