Exhuming Adams investigates the mysterious disappearance of a species of New Zealand mistletoe plant, 50 years ago. Set among dusty museum collections, high-tech labs, and remote bush, this documentary is a natural history CSI. A canny forensic investigation — taking in preserved bellbird skins, last witnesses and CGI modelling — reveal the chain of events leading to the unique plant's extinction...and a surprising culprit. Exhuming Adams directors Brant Backlund and Thassilo Franke won a Best Newcomer Award at prestigious British film festival Wildscreen in 2006.
Otago University’s Centre for Science Communication
Produced by the Otago University’s Centre for Science Communication, in association with NHNZ