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Jumping In Puddles| 24mins
Director: Nick Hitchins | Producer: Jonathan Warner
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: New Zealand
Subject Tags: belief, new zealand, oceania, relationships
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
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. “Jumping In Puddles encapsulates the best parenting principles, giving our children social connections, life skills and future vision...” Ian Grant, Parents Inc. For more information please refer to

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