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Tilt to the Sun Short Film (Full Length) – 1966 Nature Documentary

Tilt to the Sun

Short Film (Full Length) – 1966 Nature Documentary

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Winter is going. This impressionistic take on spring in Aotearoa focuses on details of regeneration, from the mountains to the sea. Director Ron Bowie and cameraman Grant Foster capture signs of the season: ice melt like tadpoles under snow grass, gannets nesting on their Cape Kidnappers tenement, fern koru unfurling, kōtuku and royal spoonbills perched in Ōkārito trees like Dr Suess characters, willow buds and kōwhai flowers. And of course, lambs and daffodils. The camera aptly obeys the title to end. Patrick Flynn (Don’t Let it Get You) composed the score. 

A last frost of flowers blooms on silent trees, and lakes lie quiet in the pause between two seasons.
– From the narration