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.
""Beautiful shooting…so charming and moving the way it captures communities” - Jim Mora, Radio NZ
“I really really loved that film… I have had a smile on my face ever since yesterday afternoon.” Tim Cadogan, Mayor Central Otago
“A great New Zealand documentary…Arts On Tour NZ…Central to the Soul…a fascinating little documentary…” James Croot, RNZ