FIRE IN THE WATER, FIRE IN THE SKY

2021 | SHORT FILM

Tia has always survived – but in turn she has forgotten how to dance. Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is a modern statement inspired by climate change and colonisation in Te Moana-nui-a-kiva. 

Sisters Tia and Ina are far from home. Tia is steadfast and protective of freespirited Ina. 

Tia is focused on each labouring job ahead of them. Phonecalls home to their family a reminder of why they must continue.

Ina is wild, carefree, her spirit only slightly dampened by the push and focus of Tia. The younger sister brightens when her want to play, to dance is encourgaed by the keeper of the house, Tee. A friend to both sisters and a safe haven for them too, Tee struggles with the reality of their situation.  

Starring Evotia-Rose Araiti, Samoana Nokise and Te Hau Winitana and Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is written and directed by Mīria George and produced by Tawata Productions.

Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is currently in post-production. Image by Andrew Strugnell from the live performance installation.