(Le Peuple Migrateur)
Directed by Jacques Perrin. 2001.
Using gliders, balloons,
helicopters and a special type of aircraft known as the Ultra Light Motorized
craft, Winged Migration was two years in the making and required
450 people, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers to shoot and is
an extraordinary technical achievement. The migration of birds is still
one of the world's supreme mysteries, yet I found the narration to provide
little insight into its secrets, content to name the different species
of birds and the distances they are flying. Though ninety minutes of birds
flying to soporific music did get a bit tiresome for me, if you can still
see beauty in the natural world, care about the environment, and are awed
by stunning vistas of seven continents, this film is for you.
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