Song of the Kauri
A Feature Documentary

 

 

Kauri are New Zealand's majestic and mythological native trees. They are deeply rooted in the cultural and economic history of New Zealand, yet were nearly eradicated by early settlers and questionable government policies.

Song of the Kauri explores the current perspectives and tensions surrounding sustainable planting of Kauri, and the latent economic and creative potential of our sleeping giants.

Northland local, and internationally renowned luthier Laurie Williams is one of a select few who works with this wonderful timber. His instruments resonate with the heart and soul of New Zealand. Laurie Williams guitars have been played in orchestras and symphonies, in stadiums and in solitude, their unique qualities attracting enormous world wide attention.

Featuring acclaimed musicians Jackson Browne, Nigel Gavin, Michael Chapdelaine, Tiki Taane and Miranda Adams alongside philosophers, economists, historians, scientists, professors and woodsmen, Song of the Kauri will entertain and anger, challenge and enchant.

Poetic, political, surprisingly frank and firmly grassroots, this film reveals a story which has remained hidden from the mainstream. It's a documentary everyone deserves to witness.

 

 

Click here for the official Song of the Kauri Website.

 


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