DVD - The Unnatural History of the Kakapo



Four years in the making, this documentary film covers the natural 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 150+ birds that live today.

Heartwarming and deeply engaging, this film wonderfully profiles the efforts of a dedicated team of conservationists working to save this charismatic and flightless parrot.

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

Library/Institutional Use:
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