The Huia

Nicole van Heerden, Samantha Wee | 2011 | 10 min.

2012 Official Selection

1899; one of the most famous native New Zealand birds, the Huia, is nearing extinction. Famed Ornithologist Sir Walter Buller pursues the huia for his book, his collection, and for Science – but when presented with an opportunity to save the species, his actions are unexpected – and highly controversial. Based on a true story.