New Zealand appears to have a hidden history. There are many hints if you look carefully under the layers of lava, volcanic ash, sand, and embargoes. Scientific data often upholds the ancient legends that are contained in the oral histories of the people.
There are clues from petroglyphs, standing stones, and archaeological digs. DNA analysis and the dating of bones and timbers from ships all suggest that people have been visiting and living in New Zealand for thousands of years. But as Under the Carpet reveals, there have been deliberate cover-ups regarding many scientists’ findings — findings that have the potential to rewrite the history of the whole of Polynesia.
This intriguing film was made by the same duo, Peter Marsh and Gabi Plumm, who brought us New Zealand – Skeletons in the Cupboard and Cousins Across the Sea.
Released in 2016
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