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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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