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Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk

New Zealand, 1995 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Christine Parker

Have you ever eaten mutton bird? Fished for eels with a spider's web? There's a lot more I bet you haven't done or imagined in this visually astounding work based on a short story by Ken Hulme. Hinekaro shows you the way to blast through to new experiences when she's called in to solve a bad case of language block. Power to the pen and the picnic.

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