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Ghosts of Gondwana Television (Full Length) – 2001 Nature Documentary Māori

Ghosts of Gondwana

Television (Full Length) – 2001 Nature Documentary Māori

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Long isolated, New Zealand contains a world of Alice Through the Looking Glass natural oddities: birds, insects and plants like nowhere else. Scientist Jared Diamond remarked "it is the nearest approach to life on another planet". Palaeontology (from Professor Michael Archer) and Māori myth (told by Hirini Melbourne) reveal these 'Ghosts of Gondwana'. Then cutting edge camera techniques (earning a Merit Award at 2002 International Wildlife Film Festival) delve into a night world of bat-filled tree trunk saunas, “demon grasshopper” wētā, and furry kiwi with chopstick bills.

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Ian McGee

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Peter Hayden

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Errol Samuelson

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