CATCHING THE TIDE: SAM HUNT'S COOK STRAIT

CATCHING THE TIDE: SAM HUNT'S COOK STRAIT

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Originally made for NZ television in 1988, this one hour documentary is now something of a time capsule or historical piece. It's also a record of a peerless performance by one of this country's greatest poets.

New Zealand's Cook Strait has been an influence on the lifestyle and work of poet, entertainer, and raconteur Sam Hunt since he first settled in the area. In Catching the Tide Hunt takes us on a journey through one of the world's mystical stretches of water. We see historic and spectacular footage of the epic whaling adventures on the Tory Channel, and meet a series of extraordinary people who inhabit, and who are shaped by, the Cook Strait.

N.B This film was shot on 16mm film in 1988. It is presented in its original aspect, full frame 4x3, optimised for viewing on a modern wide screen TV. The DVD has been prepared from the best available master video but picture quality is not optimal.

Documentary

Duration: 48 minutes

PAL, REGION FREE