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New Zealand camp tragedy revisited in documentary

A new doc entitled Jumping In Puddles attempts to recount the final moments of seven students who drowned in a flash flood during their school trip to Mangatepopo Gorge. The filmmaker, Nick Hitchins, says he drew inspiration for the title from one of the students who perished, Natasha Bray. The film also focuses on Bray's family as they piece together what happened to their daughter on her ill-fated canoe trip.
March 19, 2009

A new doc entitled Jumping In Puddles attempts to recount the final moments of seven students who drowned in a flash flood during their school trip to Mangatepopo Gorge. The filmmaker, Nick Hitchins, says he drew inspiration for the title from one of the students who perished, Natasha Bray. The film also focuses on Bray’s family as they piece together what happened to their daughter on her ill-fated canoe trip.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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