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New Zealand International Film Festival - 'Soul in the Sea'


Thu 31 Oct 2013, 6:15pm

Where: MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: MTG Hawkes Bay

Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Starring: Kirsty Carrington, Errin Hallen, Grant Duffield, Peter Cavanagh, Jamie Quirk, Martin Williams, Dr Ingrid Visser, Pouroto Ngaropo

New Zealand 2013
Director/Producer/Photography/Editor: Amy Taylor
Executive producers: Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit
Sound: Dick Reade
Music: Matthew Caradus

Amy Taylor’s moving documentary explores the impact of Moko, a ‘friendly dolphin’, on the eastern coastal communities he frequented in the six months up to his death in 2010. Foremost amongst Moko’s multifarious and delighted human companions is Kirsty Carrington. Her growing concern that he will fall prey to the same sad fate as earlier lone dolphins brings her into sharp conflict with the Department of Conservation, which discourages human intervention in the affairs of marine mammals. (DoC may wish that its Tauranga office had been provided with media training.) Meanwhile, Moko-mania proves disruptive for fishermen, and small tourism operators get into scraps. Local body politicians position themselves around the ensuing conflicts so that Carrington feels her fears for Moko’s welfare have been shunted aside. Taylor, who has a background in marine biology, revels in the human interaction with the wild and playful dolphin – and appreciates how little needs to be said to convey the human capacity to abuse the best things that nature hands us.

Running Times:
64 mins

Please Arrive Early
There are no advertising films or trailers at the Film Festival. We reserve the right to ask latecomers to wait. Session start times will not be delayed in deference to late arrivals. If collecting tickets prior to a screening please allow additional time in case there are queues.

Day of Show Box Office Times:
The Box office will open at 10:00am each day and will stay open until the last film of each day.

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