The Dominion Post’s David Grimmond (an economist at Infometrics) reflects on a recent preview screening of the Song of the Kauri.
In what Grimmond refers to as “not a review, but rather a reaction” to the film, he states “What interested me most were the economic and environmental messages underpinning the film… ” Grimmond goes on to say:
Good documentaries raise awareness about important issues for a society. There is no sensationalism in Song of the Kauri, but in its quiet way, it draws attention to a very important issue for New Zealanders. It is about the restoration of a unique natural habitat that will promote eco-diversity.
It argues eloquently for a method that will provide economic opportunities for owners of native forest as well as potentially providing more opportunities for New Zealanders to create beautiful things from a special New Zealand resource.
Read Grimmond’s “reaction” in full on Stuff.co.nz “Film conveys how kauri can be protected” (July 8th 2012, David Grimmond)