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A Beetle Abroad


Mon 29 Aug 2016, 6:00pm–6:45pm

Where: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Catalyst Trust

Catalyst presents inSight: a sneak peek into our future (Queenstown's science, technology and innovation week).

A Beetle Abroad: New Zealand’s unlikely hero.

Filmmakers: Elanor Gale and Samantha Young.

‘A Beetle Abroad’ is a documentary that draws the viewer into a mesmerising macro world. This emotional and quirky story follows a dung beetle’s life. She is called Delilah, and her quest in life is to have a family. But what makes her tale unique is that she is a foreigner in a strange, new land. She and her kind have been introduced to New Zealand in a mission to clean up an excessive manure problem, caused by lots of livestock and no one to clean up after them. That’s where the dung beetles come in. Delilah goes about her daily life, facing some dangerous challenges and meeting different characters. But she also plays an important part in the bigger picture by cleaning up one of New Zealand’s biggest environmental problems. Poo.

'A Beetle Abroad' screens alongside another film 'The Wild Wet' as part of inSight's Sci Shorts (science short film festival).

This event is free. Donations are welcome.

inSight thanks the Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago.