Brant Backlund and Thassilo Franke made an award winning film about an extinct plant - a potentially dull subject into an intriguing detective story. Their 25 minute film "Exhuming Adams" along with two other student films will be screened on Monday 24 April from 7.30pm at the College of Education auditorium. Gold coin entry.
Exhuming Adams investigates the mysterious disappearance of a species of New Zealand mistletoe 50 years ago. Set among dusty museum collections, high-tech labs, and remote bush, this documentary is a natural history CSI.
This film and the others will be introduced by Ross Johnston, Head of Filmmaking, from the Centre of Science Communication, University of Otago.
I wonder if Ross has used his detective skills to track down where in the world Brant and Thassilo are now.
Teachers College auditorium, 124 Union Street East, Dunedin