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The crew setting up near Lake Hawea in Central Otago, New Zealand. "During the first scouting trip, we flew all over in a helicopter and I'd look down, point at interesting things, and then we'd land," says DuVernay. "And after walking around I'd either go, 'Eh, it doesn't look as good from the ground,' or 'This place is incredible! Put it on the list!'"