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Swami Hansa

Cinematographer

Swami Hansa (sometimes credited as Anand Hansa or Malcolm Nish) was operating a camera in 1962, the day TV began broadcasting in Dunedin. Hansa has been shooting ever since, his work ranging across natural history, human interest and the arts. His CV includes many episodes of the long-running Heartland, plus such noted docos as Birth, Kiwi - A Natural History and Horizon doco The Man Who Moved Mountains, made for the BBC. 

The thing I like about documentary filming is the dance that happens between people I'm filming, and myself with the camera. That's the magic...what happens when the mind stops and the play of energies come together. Swami Hansa

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Postcard from Afghanistan with Mike King

2012, Camera - Television

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Song of the Kauri

2012, Cinematographer - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Camera - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Camera - Television

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Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Camera - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Camera - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Camera - Television

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A Portrait of Michael Smither

2007, Camera - Television

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Questions for Mr Reynolds

2007, Additional Camera - Television

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Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

2006, Camera - Television

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A Flock of Students

2004, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Television

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A Clinical Approach

2004, Camera - Television

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Virginity - the Men

2003, Camera - Television

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Yellow for Hermaphrodite - Mani's Story

2002, Cinematographer - Television

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Blerta Revisited

2001, Camera - Film

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Kiwi Buddha

2000, Camera - Television

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The Price of Fame

2000, Camera - Television

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Tale of the Fish

1999, Camera, Lighting - Television

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Bastion Point - The Untold Story

1999, Camera - Television

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Coming Home

1999, Camera - Television

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Coming Home - John Money & Wayne McIlwraith

1999, Camera - Television

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The Irish Connection

1999, Camera - Television

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The London Connection

1999, Camera - Television

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Perfectly Frank - The Life of a New Zealand Writer

1998, Camera - Television

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Who's Killing the Kiwi?

1997, Camera - Television

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The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Reefton

1996, Camera - Television

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The Game of Our Lives

1996, Camera - Television

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Heartland - The Catlins

1996, Camera - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Home and Away

1996, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Ruatahuna

1995, Camera - Television

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The Roaring Forties Tour

1995, Camera - Television

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Booze Culture

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Fendalton

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Glenorchy

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Haast

1994, Camera - Television

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Wild Horse Wild Country

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Far North

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Bluff

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Patea

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Waimarino

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Wainuiomata

1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland - French Pass

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Gore

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Omarama

1993, Camera - Television

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Country Calendar - Dave Saxton

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Chatham Islands

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Living in the Maniototo

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland - Port Chalmers

1993, Camera - Television

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Heartland

1991 - 1996, Camera - Television

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To Live in the City - 24 Years On

1991, Camera - original - Television

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Norwester - Wind of Contrasts

1990, Camera - Television

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Journeys in National Parks

1987, Camera - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Fiordland

1987, Camera - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Hauraki Gulf

1987, Camera - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Te Urewera

1987, Camera - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Tongariro te Maunga

1987, Camera - Television

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The Dominant Species

1985, As: Tramper - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part four) - Atawhenua Shadowland

1985, Camera - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part one) - Changes

1985, Camera - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part two) - A Little Continental

1985, Camera - Television

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Viewfinder - 12 April 1984

1984, Camera - Television

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The Black Stilt

1983, Camera - Television

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Wild South

1981 - 1997, Camera - Television

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Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing

1977, Camera - Television

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Wild Man

1977, Camera Operator - Film

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The Early Days

1971, Camera - Short Film

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Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

1970, Camera - Short Film

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C'mon to New Zealand

1969, Camera - Short Film

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Wild September Snow

1969, Camera - Short Film

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To Live in the City

1968, Camera - Short Film