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  1. The first of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  2. The second of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  3. The third of nine parts of this full length documentary film.

  4. The fourth of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  5. The fifth of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  6. The sixth of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  7. The seventh of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  8. The eighth of nine parts of this documentary film (full length for viewers within New Zealand only).

  9. The ninth of nine parts of this full length documentary film.

  10. The credits from this film.

Synopsis

Ralph Hotere (Te Aupōuri) is regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest artists. This documentary by Merata Mita provides a perspective on his world, largely by way of framing his extensive body of work. Hotere remains famously tight-lipped throughout, but there are interviews with artists, friends and commentators, alongside scenes of Hotere working and of his contemporary home context. Mita's impressionistic film is set to a Hirini Melbourne-directed score of jazz, māori and pop songs, and poetry reading by Hotere's first wife Cilla McQueen.

Credits (11)

 Merata Mita
 Eliza Bidois Owen
 Dick Reade

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Comments (2)

 Bianca Frances Scott

Bianca Frances Scott

Thank you Merata Mita

 L. Sarah

L. Sarah

Ah, Merata, you made beautiful films, told stories with love and intensity, loved your family deeply - and kept your spirit free, strong and true.

You will be missed. I love this film.

Your sister in film,

L.S

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Quotes

There are very few things I can say about my work that are better than saying nothing. 
[O]ne of the best New Zealand art documentaries this writer has seen. 

Awards

Festivals include:
2002 Sundance, 2002 Cinemanilla Film Fest (Phillipines), 2001 Hawaii