Squeegee Bandit
directed by Sándor Lau, produced by Rhonda Kite and Sándor Lau
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Squeegee Bandit

Starfish is a Maori man who survives by washing car windows at intersections on the mean streets of South Auckland, New Zealand. He's a born hustler with an extreme personality-magnetic charisma, infectious humour, and a vicious temper. SQUEEGEE BANDIT follows Starfish's struggles through nine months, three cars, two women, thirty residences, three weeks of homelessness, a hundred run-ins with the cops, one court date, a kilo of marijuana, a closet full of skeletons, finding God and the Zen of window washing.

Directed by Sándor Lau
Produced by Rhonda Kite and Sándor Lau

region-free NTSC DVD
English/French subtitles
sous-titres anglais/français

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Televised Broadcasts:
Rialto Channel, New Zealand, Oct/Nov. 2008

--"****" New Zealand Herald
--"****" Sunday Star Times
--"****" Edmonton Journal
--"It is the most extraordinary movie." Kim Hill, Radio NZ
--"A gripping and moving tale of hardship and hope." North and South

Starfish, Zodiac, Tony McGifford, Viani Paulo, Jeannie McGifford, Shivonne Annette

-Best Technical Contribution to a Digital Feature (editing and cinematography) Air New Zealand Screen Awards (NZ Oscars) 2006
-Best Long Documentary-Wairoa Maori Film Festival, NZ
-Judges' Choice-Wet West Film Fest, NZ

Film Festivals:
-Wairoa Maori Film Festival, NZ
-Wet West Film Fest, NZ
-Auckland International Film Festival, NZ
-Australian International Film Festival
-imagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival, Canada
-Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien, Tahiti
-Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA
-Arizona International Film Festival, USA
-Visions du Réel, Switzerland
-Bendfilm, USA
-DOK Leipzig, Germany
-Urban TV festival, Spain
-EthnoFilmFest Berlin, Germany
-Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, Canada
-Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Canada
-The Dreaming, Queensland, Australia
-Eugene Celebration Film Festival, USA
-Shadow of Man Festival, New Caledonia

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