Celebrate Otago Anniversary Day with a screening of Central to the Soul, followed by Q&A with the Director, Bill Morris, and producer, Steve Thomas.
In his latest film, Morris explores the resilient communities of Central Otago, as they gather to enjoy performances at various venues through the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes district.
Filmed throughout 2018, this is a gentle excursion into the heart of a region that has become a poster child for social, economic and environmental change.
Central to the Soul is much more than a music film – it’s an exploration of community and its importance to the well-being of the people who call this region home.
The film looks at how Central Otago communities have adapted to the major social, political and geographical changes of the past 50 years. From the damming of the Clutha river to the influx of viticulture, dairy farming, mass tourism and investment home-buying, the socio-economic fabric of the region has been subject to massive upheavals.