Karearea: the pine falcon[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
 
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Karearea: the pine falcon[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]

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Karearea: the pine falcon[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
 

Official Selection at over 60 film festivals worldwide and winner of 27 awards including 'Best of Festival' and 'Best Cinematography' at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2009.

This multi award-winning tale, also released under the title "Chance of a Lifetime," tells the extraordinary story of how a population of wild New Zealand falcons have managed to survive in the face of fierce commercial forestry logging practices. It also tells the story of two friends - conservationist and director Sandy Crichton, and 88-year-old wildlife photographer George Chance. Bound by their mutual love and admiration for the falcons, Chance's failing health and eyesight inspires the young Crichton to capture footage of the falcons as a tribute to the latter's body of work from the 1970's. What begins as an empathetic response to fulfil a friend's final wish to see the magnificent birds on film ends up becoming the chance of a lifetime. When Crichton begins filming the falcons, he inadvertently becomes witness to new falcon behaviour, capturing a turning point in the ecological evolution of the wild birds.

*This is the PAL version (PAL is the video system or standard used in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Argentina, Brazil, the Middle East and most of Asia)*

*The NTSC version is available at: https://www.createspace.com/297217 (NTSC is the video system or standard used in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and most of South and Central America)*



Televised Broadcasts:
Broadcast on Viasat Nature throughout Scandinavia in 2010/2011
New Zealand premiere on the Documentary Channel, 25th December 2010

Reviews:
"Karearea is a beautiful, informative and moving film, excellently presented with drama, humour and poignancy. Clearly one of the festival's top films." Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival

"An honest and impressive documentary" movie2movie

"A great achievement" BBC Natural World

Awards:
CINE Golden Eagle in the Independent Documentary Division at the Spring 2009 CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition
'Best of Festival' & 'Best Cinematography' at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2009
Platinum Remi for Creative Excellence in the category Ecology/Environment/Conservation at the 42nd Worldfest Film Festival 2009
Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature at the Accolade Film Awards 2008
'Best Environmental Film' at Canada International Film Festival 2009
Winner in the category Ecological Success Stories at Ekotopfilm 2008
Winner in the category Environment & Ecology at the International Film Festival South Africa 2008
'Best Conservation Film' at BendFilm Festival 2008
'Best Newcomer' at Montana Cine International Film Festival 2008

Film Festivals:
Finalist 'Best Independent' and 'Best Newcomer' at the 31st International Wildlife Film Festival, 2008 (USA)
Official Selection International Ornithological Film Festival, 2008 (France)
Official Selection Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, 2009 (USA)
Finalist 'Best New Zealand Short Documentary' and 'Best Emerging New Zealand Filmmaker' at DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival, 2009 (New Zealand)
Finalist 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best New Zealand Film' at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, 2009 (New Zealand)
Official Selection American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF), 2009 (USA)
Nominated for 'Special Jury Award' at the International Gold Panda Awards for Documentary - Sichuan TV Festival (SCTVF), 2009 (China)
Finalist at Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, 2009 (China)
Finalist at Mumbai International Film Festival, 2010 (India)

Title #297215
Format: DVD-R