Migrating Birds – Scouts of Distant Worlds

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Migrating Birds – Scouts of Distant Worlds

Title: Migrating Birds – Scouts of Distant Worlds
Original Title: Zugvögel – Kundschafter in fremden Welten

Director: Petra Hofer and Freddie Rockenhaus
Produced by: colourFIELD
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Natural Science, Life Science & Technology

Screened In: Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India

Every year billions of birds die on their migration routes. They starve, die of thirst, are killed by exhaustion or environmental poisons, by enemies, by winds or by power lines. Nevertheless, their migration has been anchored for generations; Year after year, the animals take the hardships and dangers of a long flight. The film shows the voyages of migratory birds with breathtaking aerial photography: from the Arctic to Africa, from Siberia to Serengeti. It explains how the animals orientate themselves and how, for example, a young stork finds the way to Africa even though he has never been there.