Winged Migration

Synopsis

Le Peuple migrateur awakens the dream of Icarus as we soar over the mountains on every continent, flying over some of the highest plateaus in the world and over the vastness of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Alongside these migrating birds, we discover landscapes as beautiful as they are out-of-the-ordinary. During the three-year period it took to create this film, Jacques Perrin travelled the entire planet following the flights of thirty species of migrating birds (cranes, geese, swans, storks, ducks . . .). He shows us their seasonal resting places and allows us to observe their mating rituals, their behavior and their eating habits. Every year, these birds fly hundreds – or even thousands – of kilometers, from their departure in autumn to their return in spring. Using their natural compass and the stars, they always follow the same route. Using their traditional aerial highway is a question of survival that allows them to reach a place with a hospitable climate with an environment of plentiful food. Through this film, Jacques Perrin also wanted to show the precarity of these birds’ lives. Some of them will not survive the migration because of predators – including humans – diseases or injuries.

Trailer

Showtimes

NEW YORK - May 25-26 - Metrograph