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One Man and the Sea

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 25 mins
Year: 1984
Rating: Exempt

This 1984 film shows the successful experiments by New Zealand Artist Michael Smither in rebuilding eroding beaches using driftwood.

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Coastal erosion is a world-wide problem – Michael’s proven trials in New Plymouth are one solution.

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SKU 042001

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Mururoa

Price: NZ$30.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 26mins
Year: 1973

In 1969 testing began above Mururoa Atoll
in the South Pacific. Nations affected by the
radioactive fallout objected. From 1972 peace activists were sailing to the forbidden testing zone hoping to disrupt the tests, and in 1973 a small protest fleet left New Zealand led by the yacht ‘Fri’.

This is the documentary of Fri’s protest voyage as it happened and narrated by her crew. For thirteen weeks Fri sailed in the test zone focussing international media interest on the testing through ham radio transmissions. Eventually, boarded and arrested in international waters by French marines, the vessel was towed and anchored in the lagoon of Mururoa itself.

The crew were flown to house arrest on another island but the raw film of the voyage and boarding remained hidden in the cargo hold while two of France’s last atmospheric tests were exploded at the other end of the atoll.

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Black and white.
Made with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council
Remastered by Abi King-Jones and the Community Media Trust in 2009.

SKU: 004008

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Monsters of the Deep

Price: NZ$35.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 52 mins

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On April the 25th 1977 trawling for mackerel off the New Zealand coast the Zuito Maru snagged the rotting carcass of a huge sea creature.
Concerned it would ruin the rest of their catch, the Captain ordered the mysterious creature to be dumped over the side – but not before crewman Yano Michihiko took this snapshot of it as well as sample of the animals’ flesh.

Was this the remains of a plesiosaur as some
scientists claimed? A creature that was supposed to have died out 65 million years ago? And if it wasn’t a monster from the past what was it?

A 52 minute Docu-mystery that explores the myth and reality behind the stories of huge sea creatures and why we need to believe in Monsters at all.

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Hot Air

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 93 mins
Year: 2014

The politics of climate change in New Zealand.

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During the summer of 1988 temperatures soared across America causing widespread droughts. Climate change was put on the world’s political agenda and New Zealand promised to do its share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

At first it seemed easy for the government to take appropriate action, but soon the big industrial emitters got organised. Top lobbyists were hired, political donations given and veiled and explicit threats made to key politicians including successive prime ministers.

Scientists and environmental activists struggled to be heard against an orchestrated campaign of “doubt” financed by New Zealand’s biggest corporations. The farming lobby joined the fight. Policies were diluted or abandoned as successive governments tried to make progress. The democratic processes of political parties, elections and the role of the media were manipulated during a twenty year struggle to control carbon emissions.

Is it possible for a small democratic nation to address the greatest political challenge of the age?

SKU 004009

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Gone Troppo

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 2005

Gone Troppo – Pakeha Papa’a tells the stories of a handful of New Zealanders who have left their homeland to settle in the beautiful but remote Cook Islands – the locals call them Papa’a.

Along with a radical priest and a crusty old sea dog we get to meet characters like physicist Dr. Roger Malcolm who gave up being a senior civil servant in Wellington for life on the remote island of Aitu. When he arrived 25 years ago the island had no electricity, no water supply, and best of all, well as far as Malcolm was concerned, “No Rules”.

In the main the documentary is filmed on the islands of Rarotonga and Atiu but also visits the uninhabited island of Takutea and what many claim to be the most beautiful atoll in the world, Aitutaki.

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SKU: 057001

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Earthquake

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 46 mins
Year: 2006

Eyewitness accounts of New Zealand’s most devastating earthquake in modern times.

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With an almighty crack and rumble followed by a devastating fire, the Hawkes Bay Earthquake of 1931 struck with lethal results. 258 people died and many more were left injured and homeless.

Award winning filmmaker, Gaylene Preston, presents eyewitness accounts of the most destructive earthquake to hit New Zealand in the 20th Century.

A documentary of loss and survival and of lives changed forever told by people who thought their world was ending.

SKU 015001

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