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Song of the Kauri Film (Excerpts) – 2012 Documentary Music

Song of the Kauri

Film (Excerpts) – 2012 Documentary Music

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This 2012 documentary explores the economic and creative potential of one of the icons of New Zealand’s forest: the kauri. Logging and fire have destroyed 95% of Aotearoa’s great kauri forests (this film was made before kauri dieback disease became a major threat). Director Mathurin Molgat poses a solution to the tree’s survival: commercial harvest. He frames the film around Laurie Williams, who makes guitars from the wood. In this excerpt, musician Tiki Taane talks about Tāne Mahuta, and a tree is prepared for felling. The film screened at a number of festivals in the United States. 

Key Cast & Crew

Song of the Kauri tackles the universal politics of living on the tightrope between environmental sustainability and economic survival.
– Director Mathurin Molgat

Produced by

Mathurin Molgat

Source

Mathurin Molgat

Availability

Available to buy on DVD from here

Music

Live score by Mathurin Molgat and Nigel Gavin

Documentary includes music by Tiki Taane, Jackson Browne, Miranda Adams, Michael Chapdelaine, Jessie Coutts, Steve Wildey, Eden Roberts and Mark Mazengarb