Eco-movie director to offer tips


The director of a new eco-movie that’s taking New Zealand by storm will pay a flying visit to the Wakatipu this weekend for a chat with film fans.

Acclaimed documentary Earth Whisperers Papatuanuku is being shown at 49 cinemas across the country – with a special screening at Dorothy Browns in Arrowtown at 3pm on Sunday.

Afterwards, Christchurch-based director Kathleen Gallagher will speak and answer questions from the public.
Her film was shot at stunning locations around NZ and focuses on some special Kiwis who love, nurture and protect their environment.

Gallagher has already been snowed under with emails from punters who’ve seen the movie – and want to know ways they can effect positive change for the environment.

“They’ve been inspired by the people in the film who have achieved things like saving heritage seeds, regenerating forests and have left the car forever to ride a bicycle,” Gallagher says.

“I know people in the Wakatipu are passionate about the environment and I’m looking forward to meeting a few of them after the screening.”

Earth Whisperers Papatuanuku will have a second showing at Dorothy Browns on July 16 at 5.45pm.