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Exhuming Adams Television (Full Length) – 2005 Nature Documentary

Exhuming Adams

Television (Full Length) – 2005 Nature Documentary

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Exhuming Adams investigates the mysterious disappearance of a species of New Zealand mistletoe 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 WildScreen film festival 2006.

Key Cast & Crew

Thassilo Franke

Director, Producer

Brant Backlund

Producer, Director

Stephen Downes

Executive Producer

Produced by

Otago University’s Centre for Science Communication

Availability

Stock footage from this programme can be licensed at www.nhnzmovingimages.com

Acknowledgements

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