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Bandits of the Beech Forest

Television (Full Length) – 1996

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Exempt

The devastating effects of introduced wasps in New Zealand, particularly on kaka (the forest parrot, here beautifully filmed) remain a serious issue. The horde of yellow and black marauders has left scientists struggling to protect animal and human victims. This film looks at the effect on the ecosystem of wasps, who compete with natives for honeydew and prey upon insects. Bandits of the Beech Forest won the Environment Prize for Best Film Illustrating Protection, Preservation or Conservation of Bird Life at the Festival du Film de l'Oiseau.

Key Cast & Crew

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Roy Hunt

Producer, Director

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Allan Baddock

Writer

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Michael Stedman

Executive Producer

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John Gibson

Composer

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Jeffrey Thomas

Narrator

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Neil Bromhall

Camera

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Acknowledgements

A co-production between Natural History New Zealand and Shining Cuckoo Productions

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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