A film by Sara Kaltz and Vanessa Marshall
Many of New Zealand's shores have held a whale stranding. Golden Bay, in particular, is a hot spot for this unfortunate phenomenon. It is, however, an event that brings people together who want to help save whales.
The film, Once A Pod Of Whales, explores the theories behind whale strandings, while offering different perspectives of the experience from the Department of Conservation, Project Jonah, and the local iwi. Even though whale strandings are still a mystery, humans step in to help those that are strong enough to swim off as a pod of whales.
A film by Adele Bennett and Ben Lamar
While diving into the Bluewater Classic spearfishing competition, “Bluewater” explores the consequences of a recent change to a marine park on the users and the marine life that call the park home.
A film by Laura Honey
Against the Current is set in the Marlborough Sounds; one of New Zealand's most unique and remarkable waterways. Residents have recently come head to head with a multi-national company proposing large-scale expansion of salmon farming in the area.
But the waters get a little murky when it comes to the potential impacts that intensive salmon farming may have on this unique waterway. With government in favour of growing New Zealand’s aquaculture industry, the Marlborough community has an enormous battle on their hands; a battle to protect the future of their sounds.
A film by Rowena Baines
As a result of the Afro-Brazilian struggle to protect and preserve their culture, samba has become an integral part of Brazilian life. This once marginalized music genre and dance form now attracts visitors from the world over for carnival, which provides job opportunities to those in the shantytowns where samba originated. Samba culture unites a mix of ages, races, religions and classes with one common motive – to celebrate.
A film by Kamani Suppiah
Follow one man on his journey, as he experiments and concocts a surprisingly good liqueur with real coffee, some cinnamon and alcohol. With some support, he enters the idea into a student business competition, and lands himself a place in the top 5. However, the liqueur turns sour the very next day and he’s left with the option of ditching the award winning idea or overcoming the unexpected, mind-boggling hurdle ahead.
Follow him on his journey with support and help from a business coach, a coffee expert and a top bartender in Dunedin, New Zealand, as he investigates the root of the problem and comes to terms with the challenge of making a coffee liqueur from real but volatile coffee.