Dung Beetles May Save Us All- Short Documentary

By Emelie Fitness

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Dung Beetles May Save Us All- Short Documentary

Project 2020-08-08 12:25:07 +1200

20% of every donation goes towards a freshwater charity in New Zealand, keep up to date with our Facebook page for an upcoming announcement on which one we have chosen!


New Zealand’s deadline of making 90% of freshwater rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040 edges closer, Shaun Forgie believes he has the solution. He wants a widespread introduction of dung beetles to clean up our farmlands of faeces. His large operation in Whenuapai shows the magnitude of this movement. Does his passion match up with science?


This short documentary discusses livestock’s impact on waterways, the precious ecosystems that need to be protected there, and whether dung beetles may or may not be the solution to our freshwater woes. We aim to shine a light on these little critters and consider them as a solution to clean up our waterways.
We will look at the impact livestock has on the ecosystems that reside in nearby streams, and how quickly we need a solution. Will dung beetles save us all? The answer could be within this 8-minute documentary.

 

The director of this project is Felix Zhang, and the producer is Emelie Fitness. This will be the final project of our Television and Screen Production degree at AUT, and we want this to be the start of a career where we can share stories to the world through the screen. We are super passionate about this project and really appreciate any support given.

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Pledgers 25

Colin Lin
2020-09-02 18:36:49 +1200

"Love the cause team ~Nice run today. "

Catriona Miller
2020-08-30 19:51:48 +1200
Michael Hanna
2020-08-27 20:15:16 +1200
Kumiko Taylor
2020-08-18 16:17:24 +1200
Sophie Kay
2020-08-15 16:45:18 +1200
Hannah Rowan-Dumont
2020-08-15 07:02:27 +1200
Anna Rowan-Dunstan
2020-08-15 00:50:36 +1200
Mary Beth Skellorn
2020-08-14 22:10:21 +1200

"Hope the project is a great success, Emelia!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-08-14 22:01:56 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-13 13:10:49 +1200

"Love from Richard xx"

Samantha Forrest
2020-08-13 12:40:29 +1200
Bethan
2020-08-13 12:17:29 +1200
Wendy Colville
2020-08-13 09:06:14 +1200

"Saving the soil one dung beetle at a time - and I love a science doc - good work team!"

Tom
2020-08-13 02:55:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-12 22:27:31 +1200
Thomas Harris
2020-08-12 22:14:59 +1200
Frankie Myers
2020-08-12 15:42:30 +1200

"Looks like an incredible film! Such a great pair making it and I can't wait for the dung beetles to save us all! "

Sarah Hanna
2020-08-12 13:12:18 +1200
Kimberly Howse
2020-08-11 23:03:07 +1200

"I owe it to the dung beetles I collected/harassed in primary school."

Leonie
2020-08-11 20:30:45 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-11 20:26:16 +1200
Chloe
2020-08-11 18:51:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-11 18:16:12 +1200
Dunken Francis
2020-08-11 17:33:02 +1200
Kate Ftnss
2020-08-11 17:15:00 +1200

"What a fantastic idea "

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Dung Beetles May Save Us All- Short Documentary

Project 2020-08-08 12:25:07 +1200

20% of every donation goes towards a freshwater charity in New Zealand, keep up to date with our Facebook page for an upcoming announcement on which one we have chosen!


New Zealand’s deadline of making 90% of freshwater rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040 edges closer, Shaun Forgie believes he has the solution. He wants a widespread introduction of dung beetles to clean up our farmlands of faeces. His large operation in Whenuapai shows the magnitude of this movement. Does his passion match up with science?


This short documentary discusses livestock’s impact on waterways, the precious ecosystems that need to be protected there, and whether dung beetles may or may not be the solution to our freshwater woes. We aim to shine a light on these little critters and consider them as a solution to clean up our waterways.
We will look at the impact livestock has on the ecosystems that reside in nearby streams, and how quickly we need a solution. Will dung beetles save us all? The answer could be within this 8-minute documentary.

 

The director of this project is Felix Zhang, and the producer is Emelie Fitness. This will be the final project of our Television and Screen Production degree at AUT, and we want this to be the start of a career where we can share stories to the world through the screen. We are super passionate about this project and really appreciate any support given.

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Colin Lin
2020-09-02 18:36:49 +1200

"Love the cause team ~Nice run today. "

Catriona Miller
2020-08-30 19:51:48 +1200
Michael Hanna
2020-08-27 20:15:16 +1200
Kumiko Taylor
2020-08-18 16:17:24 +1200
Sophie Kay
2020-08-15 16:45:18 +1200
Hannah Rowan-Dumont
2020-08-15 07:02:27 +1200
Anna Rowan-Dunstan
2020-08-15 00:50:36 +1200
Mary Beth Skellorn
2020-08-14 22:10:21 +1200

"Hope the project is a great success, Emelia!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-08-14 22:01:56 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-13 13:10:49 +1200

"Love from Richard xx"

Samantha Forrest
2020-08-13 12:40:29 +1200
Bethan
2020-08-13 12:17:29 +1200
Wendy Colville
2020-08-13 09:06:14 +1200

"Saving the soil one dung beetle at a time - and I love a science doc - good work team!"

Tom
2020-08-13 02:55:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-12 22:27:31 +1200
Thomas Harris
2020-08-12 22:14:59 +1200
Frankie Myers
2020-08-12 15:42:30 +1200

"Looks like an incredible film! Such a great pair making it and I can't wait for the dung beetles to save us all! "

Sarah Hanna
2020-08-12 13:12:18 +1200
Kimberly Howse
2020-08-11 23:03:07 +1200

"I owe it to the dung beetles I collected/harassed in primary school."

Leonie
2020-08-11 20:30:45 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-11 20:26:16 +1200
Chloe
2020-08-11 18:51:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-08-11 18:16:12 +1200
Dunken Francis
2020-08-11 17:33:02 +1200
Kate Ftnss
2020-08-11 17:15:00 +1200

"What a fantastic idea "

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