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Soul in the Sea

Amy Taylor’s moving documentary explores the impact of Moko, a ‘friendly dolphin’, on the Eastern coastal communities he frequented in the six months up to his death in 2010. Foremost amongst Moko’s multifarious and delighted human companions is Kirsty Carrington. Her growing concern that he will fall prey to the same sad fate as earlier lone dolphins brings her into sharp conflict with the Department of Conservation, who discourage human intervention in the affairs of marine mammals. (DoC may wish that their Tauranga office had been provided with media training.) Meanwhile, Moko-mania proves disruptive for fishermen and small tourism operators get into scraps. Local body politicians position themselves around the ensuing conflicts so that Carrington feels her fears for Moko’s welfare have been shunted aside.

1hr 4mins long

Pouroto Ngaropo
Kirsty Carrington
Errin Hallen
Dr Ingrid Visser
Amy Taylor