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Ahi Ataahua

Short Film (Full Length) – 1998

This performance-based short film could potentially be filed under 'Pasifika tribal fusion'. Cinematographer Waka Attewell (Starlight Hotel, Poi-E) captures the talents of percussion group Strike (including then long-haired composer Gareth Farr) and choreographer/  dancer Mika. Attewell’s camera circles a furnace of Strike drummers, framed by harakeke and toi toi flowers. The title translates as ‘beautiful fire’. At the core of the elemental imagery — fire, rain — is Mika, whose body (dressed by Pacific Sisters) channels Farr’s music.

Key Cast & Crew

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Simon Clothier

Editor

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Waka Attewell

Director, Cinematographer

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Jan Bieringa

Producer

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Sam Spicer

Sound Recordist

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Chris Hiles

Sound Recordist

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Danny Black

Production Designer

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Screen Dance