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Interview Posted May 21, 2019
By Bridget Reweti
Robert Jahnke (Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau a Iritekura, Te Whānau a Rakairo o Ngāti Porou) Still from Te Utu (1979) 16mm animation transferred to digital video

Commissioned by CIRCUIT and Toi Māori Aotearoa - Māori Arts New Zealand, Uiuinga is a four-part series in which Bridget Reweti interviews four Māori artists about their work in the moving image. In this conversation Robert Jahnke discusses his 1979 animated film Te Utu, which he made a student in California to "commemorate the importance of Rangi and Papa" and Cliff Whiting's mural Te Wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa (1969-76).