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23 May 2020 —
16 August 2020

Pita Turei:
Hotu Painu

Pita Turei, Hotu Painu, 1988 (film still). 16mm film transferred to digital. 52 mins 20 secs. Courtesy of Pita Turei and Douglas Owens. Footage reserved and supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Pita Turei, Hotu Painu, 1988 (installation view). 16mm film transferred to digital. 52 mins 20 secs. Courtesy of Pita Turei and Douglas Owens. Footage reserved and supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Pita Turei, Hotu Painu, 1988 (installation view). 16mm film transferred to digital. 52 mins 20 secs. Courtesy of Pita Turei and Douglas Owens. Footage reserved and supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Photo by Sam Hartnett

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Pita Turei’s Hotu Painu (1988) is a quintessential document of the environmental devastation caused by the French nuclear tests conducted in the Pacific between 1966 and 1996. The documentary captures the enduring spirit of the Moruroa people, as they see their lives and land crumble in the name of progress.

Pita Turei (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Paoa, Ngā Rauru Kītahi) is a storyteller and creative collaborative practitioner based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Te Tuhi is temporarily closed under Alert Level 3.

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