Land of Metal / Terre de métal

Screening as part of the New Caledonia Documentary Programme

Rating: Exempt

Director: Alan Nogues
Country: New Caledonia
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 52 min
Screening with The Tribe of the Invisible

Screening only in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington

This double feature gives an insightful view into beliefs, realities and the history of New Zealand’s closest French neighbour, New Caledonia.

Synopsis

Destined to remain forever immersed in the depth of oceans, New Caledonia was born almost by accident when an ancient fragment of Gondwana surfaced again after million of years. Home to over 2500 different species, the island of New Caledonia has the world’s largest biodiversity per unit area. The remarkable diversity of terrestrial and marine species is all the more unique as they developed on a soil unusually high in heavy metals.

Based on extracts from novels and scientific essays, this beautifully shot documentary is as much nature documentation as historical drama. It captures New Caledonia’s spellbinding beauty, skilfully balancing poetic recitation and science, reminding us how unique this island, that was once connected to New Zealand, is.

Screening with The Tribe of the Invisible

Trailer

Screenings

Ticket links will be added as they become available


AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sat 10 Mar 2:00 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 18 Mar 1:15 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Sat 10 Mar 1:50 pm
Fri 23 Mar 4:10 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Sat 17 Mar 4:10 pm D
Sun 25 Mar 1:50 pm D

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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