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If you enjoy going to the movies, especially at the Lido here in Hamilton (which is so convivial) - and you love animals, photography and exotic places, then the Velvet Queen is a movie you must not miss
It is absolutely, hands down the most beautifully photographed documentary I have ever seen. It is of the quest to film the Tibetan Snow Leopard (once upon a time thought to be extinct)
The scenery is unbelievable, and very rarely photographed, the animals exquisite and the comments/poetry that quietly accompanies the two men while they film, is just beautiful.
It truly is a doorway into a pristine world, unfettered by humans, free of noxious fumes, but full of the power of nature, in harmony with the animals that depend on its extreme conditions to survive
Amazing show at Riverlea theatre. Blood Brothers performed by a fantastic cast. Congratulations to them all.