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Why Am I? The Science of Us

Television, 2016

For roughly 1000 people who were born in Dunedin in the early 1970s, answering questions has become routine. The Dunedin Study has followed them for decades; the result is a wealth of information, plus unexpected revelations about the factors that can help influence how a person's life evolves. This four-part series lays out many of the big discoveries. Interviews with experts, both local and international, are mixed with personal stories showing the paths that people's lives can take  from bouts of crime, to addiction and obesity. Why Am I? (aka Predict My Future ) was named Best Factual Series at the 2017 NZ Television Awards.