The Unnatural History of the Kakapo (DVD)
Four years in the making, this documentary film covers the history of the Kakapo from before humans arrived in New Zealand through to the present day. It then details the conservation efforts that have brought the bird back from near extinction to the 124 birds we have today.
Heartwarming and deeply engaging, this film wonderfully profiles the dedication of a dedicated team of conservationists who are all doing their best to save this charismatic and flightless parrot.
A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go directly towards assisting the Kakapo recovery efforts.
International Award Winning Documentary:
Documentary Edge Festival 2010:
- Winner of Documentary Edge Best Sound (NZ)
- Winner of Documentary Edge Best Cinematography (NZ)
- Winner of Documentary Edge Best NZ Director Scott Mouat
- Winner of New Zealand Competition: Feature Documentary
International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana 2010:
- Finalist for Environment and Conservation Category
- Winner of Merit Award for Human-Wildlife Interaction
Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, Palmerston 2010:
- Best NZ Cinematography
- Best NZ Filmmaker
"A beautifully shot and passionately told film"
- Justine Andrews, TV3 Entertainment.
"A highly entertaining story with heart in the mouth suspense, setbacks, heroic ingenuity, and perseverance above and beyond."
- Helen Wong, viewer, NZ
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