28 February 2007
According to New Zealander Rhys Buckingham, the South Island kokako is the "most beautiful songbird in the world." He likens its resonant call to the ringing of Tibetan bowls, or the tolling of a cathedral bell. Problem is, the bird may not exist. At least, Rhys hasn't been able to find it, and he's spent 24 years looking. Produced by Alan Coukell, Grey Ghost is a documentary about belief and the beauty of straining to hear. Don't miss it.