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Long finned eel.
Photo by Alan Cressler, Department of Conservation

This film will give you a new respect for eels  

Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago —

Longfin spotlights the little-known life of an endemic New Zealand freshwater eel and takes you on an epic journey through the life of this intriguing creature. This is one of three award winning short films being screened by the Centre of Science Communication at the College of Education auditorium on Monday 24 April at 7.30pm


The mystical film "Longfin" made by Melissa Salpietra and Lindsey Davidson  follows an eel's journey from its beginnings in the dark corners of the ocean to its transistion into the river.  We see it facing  a changing land and encountering dangers its ancestors never faced.