Jumping In Puddles| 24mins
Director: Nick Hitchins | Producer: Jonathan Warner
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: New Zealand
When Natasha Bray was drowned along with 6 others in a flash flood on the Mangatepopo River, the loss was felt all over New Zealand. What she left behind was not simply memories, but rather a unique way of looking at life that is impacting people deeply.
Jumping In Puddles is a deeply moving look at who Natasha was and the part that the tragedy played in her story as told through the eyes of her parents, friends and survivor Kish Proctor; but more than that, it is an opportunity to see into the heart of a young girl who had a vision to change her community.
When life was tough; when it was time to make the best of a difficult circumstance, Natasha would 'Jump In Puddles'; it was her way of saying that she would take a deep breath and do it anyway. She was determined to make her life count for something - her story is inspiring others across the nation.
Follow Natasha's parents as they retrace her final journey with beautifully shot footage of the river gorge bringing a poignant counterpoint to the tragic tale of that April afternoon.
This is a rare opportunity to experience tragedy turned into possibility. Take a moment to find out what made this 16 year old girl so different from the crowd - you never know, it might change your life too.
â€œJumping In Puddles encapsulates the best parenting principles, giving our children social connections, life skills and future vision...â€ Ian Grant, Parents Inc.
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