Taika Waititi in conversation with the BBC

Taika Waititi on charity, homeschooling, racism and Star Wars

Taika Waititi’s had enough of home schooling.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker of Jojo Rabbit and Thor has spent lockdown in Los Angeles with his two children.

As well as writing scripts for Thor, Star Wars and a new Charlie and The Chocolate Factory over the past few months, the New Zealander has been raising money for key workers with a special adaptation of James and the Giant Peach.

He spoke exclusively to the BBC’s Alex Stanger about his lockdown experiences.

Click on the image below to watch the interview

source: BBC News

What we have learned from this short video:

  • Partners In Health have already raised £1.3 mln British Pounds thanks to ‘James and the Giant Peach‘;
  • Taika’s approach to working and parenting while being in quarantine;
  • Becoming an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit is for Taika “not about the colonial recognition from our colonial oppressors” but it’s more about “recognition from my peers and people in NZ who put me forward for that”;
  • Taika’s involvement in the new anti-racism campaign by NZ Human Rights Commission;
  • He is in the process of writing the script for his Star Wars movie;
  • They have been rewriting the script of Thor: Love and Thunder for over a year and the film is going to be “insane” and “very romantic”.

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