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Great film! A 30-minute documentary about the Hinewai Nature Reserve, on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh Wilson.
In 1987, Hugh let the local community know of his plans to allow the introduced weed 'gorse' to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest, people were not only skeptical but outright angry – the plan was the sort to be expected only of “fools and dreamers”.
Fools and Dreamers (29:38min)