A DOCTOR SEUSS INSPIRED POEM combining stop frame
animation and live action tells the glorious story of Chinese
refugees and market gardeners Faye and Joe Gock. Spanning over half
a century in three short minutes this film will entertain and
delight! It's impossible to meet the Gocks and not have a
giggle. Their love of life, the land, the kumara and New Zealand is
Here's a little taste of the poem to get you in the
Let's plant that said Faye
With a tractor she talks to
Still used to this day
Their first year of crop
They grow One Sixty ton
And The Gocks are the stars
Of the Kumara run!
But all is not well
In the kumara fields
Up North in the sun
The fields fail to yield
The Kumara growers
Are down on their knees
Black rot has set in
A killer disease…"
And it is Mr and Mrs Gock who come to the rescue!
Loading Docs is the perfect platform for this little film and we
are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the Gock story under
this umbrella. When we reach our target of $2000 Loading Docs will
match this dollar for dollar. If we raise more money this will
allow us to make an even better film and perhaps even provide lunch
for the crew!
Arani and I are very committed to telling positive refugee
stories so thanks in advance for helping us do this and also
celebrate and preserve this important part of NZ's rich