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Loading Docs 2016 - How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

Web (Full Length) – 2016

Sixty-five years of life are condensed into three minutes in this 2016 Loading Doc, which profiles two pioneering kumara growers and Kiwi characters: Fay and Joe Gock. The Gocks were refugees from the Japanese invasion of China, who met in 1953. It was then illegal for Chinese to own land, but they went on to became the largest market gardeners in Mangere. In 2013 they won Horticulture New Zealand’s highest honour. Told as a poem, narrated by Ian Mune, the film was directed by commercials director and ex Cassandra's Ears bass player, Felicity Morgan-Rhind.

It was love at first cup!
– Fay Gock on meeting her husband over a cup of tea

Key Cast & Crew

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Ian Mune

Narrator

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Felicity Morgan-Rhind

Director, Writer

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Arani Cuthbert

Producer

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Tangiora Duff

As: Kumara grower

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Jason Duff

As: Kumara grower

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Dan McKay

Animation

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Produced by

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Diva Productions