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Kakapo Crest

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Director: Olivia Page
Origin: Australia
Duration: 21 minutes

Synopsis

Tasmanian climbers Liz Oh and Rosie Hohnen are persuaded by filmmaker Olivia Page and a local kiwi stoat trapper, Ana Richards, to hike off-track deep into remote Fiordland, in New Zealand, to search for a sabre-like peak. They surrender themselves to Ana’s confidence in navigating them through terrain few have crossed, and in parts never traversed at all. They battle through vertical plants, gale force storms and dangerously loose rock, while their wit and humour carry them through.

When they finally reach the peak, unofficially named the Tusk, they quickly learn why only one other person, in the 1970s, has attempted to summit this towering peak. Kakapo Crest is Olivia Page’s first major film.

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