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Squeegee Bandit

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2006

R16
Restricted

Kevin Whana (aka 'Starfish') makes a crust by running onto Auckland intersections and cleaning car windscreens. Sándor Lau's acclaimed documentary adopts a style befitting its charismatic subject: witty and street-smart, coloured by more serious moments where Whana struggles with drugs, the law and homelessness; and rages at wrongs against himself, and the Māori people. Keen to make something "political but also entertaining and emotionally engaging", Lau made the film after realising the best window washers "know it’s like street theatre or performance art".

God's still in me you know. I haven't really erased him completely. We're gonna work something out.
– Kevin Whana

Produced by

Kiwa Media

Source


Kiwa Media

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the window washers of Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau

Supported by a grant from the Screen Innovation Production Fund

Music

Guitar score composed by Dave Goodison

Soundtrack includes 'Survivor' by Mr Sicc, 'From the Hood' by MC Zodiac, 'What's Beef' by Truce Lee, and 'Behind the Mic' by Bigg Roccs

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