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Hinekaro Goes On a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk Short Film (Full Length) – 1995 Experimental Adaptation Drama Māori

Hinekaro Goes On a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk

Short Film (Full Length) – 1995 Experimental Adaptation Drama Māori

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This short, written and directed by Christine Parker (Channelling Baby) takes an allegorical look at the creative process. A writer (Rima Te Wiata) has a korero with a trickster spirit guide Hinekaro (voiced by Rena Owen), and conjures worlds from the words she inks on a page. In her imaginative struggles she’s visited by a ruru owl and her younger self, and other creatures are brought strikingly to life via special effects (beetles from a book, an eel hiding in a toilet bowl). Hinekaro was adapted from a 1991 short story by Booker Prize-winner Keri Hulme.

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Where do words go after the sound of them has died?
– From the film's narration

Produced by

Oceania Parker

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Acknowledgements

Made with the assistance of the NZ Film Commission Short Film fund.

Music

Original music by Peter Scholes.