Hana Pera Aoake

I saw the mountain erupt (2023)

3 min 38 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Silent

Thinking through Morgan Godfery's 2017 personal essay I saw the mountain erupt: A Kawerau childhood, this film considers the deep histories of maunga, geology and awa through the resilience of the local tuna (eels).

The film is backgrounded through the town of Kawerau's history of forestry and milling, the logging seen from the historical perspective of Colonial occupation, in which new settler homes made of timber now sit on top of Māori pā sites.

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