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Exhuming Adams

Television (Full Length) – 2005

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, reveals the chain of events leading to the unique plant's extinction, and a surprising culprit. Directors Brant Backlund and Thassilo Franke won the BBC Best Newcomer Award at the prestigious British film festival Wildscreen in 2006.

Key Cast & Crew

Thassilo Franke

Producer, Co-Director

Brant Backlund

Producer, Co-Director

Thassilo Franke

Producer, Co-Director

Brant Backlund

Producer, Co-Director

Alexis Angelidis

Graphics

Stephen Downes

Executive Producer

Produced by

Otago University’s Centre for Science Communication

Acknowledgements

Produced by the Otago University’s Centre for Science Communication, in association with NHNZ

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