[audubon-news] FW: Sony Film Winged Migration

  • From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 12:33:10 -0500

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> Contact: John Bianchi
> 212/979-3026
> jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> AUDUBON STAFF ASSISTS IN THE MAKING OF > '> WINGED MIRGRATION> '> 
> 
> Academy-Award-Nominated Documentary from Sony Pictures Classics
> Charts the Beauty, Perils of Epic Bird Migration in Europe, Asia & the USA
> 
> New York, NY April 2, 2003 - > "> Winged Migration> "> , a new, Academy-Award 
> nominated film from Sony Pictures Classics, documents the epic migrations 
> yearly undertaken by birds worldwide, including Europe, Asia, and the 
> Americas.  Footage of one of the film> '> s featured birds, the Sandhill 
> Crane, was shot with assistance of Audubon staff working on Nebraska> '> s 
> Platte River.
> 
> "> Winged Migration> ">  explores the mystery and spectacle of bird flight.  
> Filmmaker Jacques Perrin captures the epic journeys of birds on film using 
> five field crews, totaling more than 450 people including 14 cinematographers 
> and 17 pilots.  Perrin uses innovative techniques, including ultra-light 
> aircraft that flew along with the birds, and mounting cameras on the birds 
> themselves to bring back never-before seen footage of migration.
> 
> Audubon Nebraska> '> s Sanctuary Director Paul Tebbel and his staff at the 
> Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary served as field consultants while the 
> filmmakers gathered footage here in the US.  Their help in scouting and 
> suggesting locations allowed the filmmakers access to unparalleled views of 
> Sandhill Cranes when the birds arrived and fattened up along a narrow stretch 
> of Nebraska> '> s Platte River, the spring migration stopover point for these 
> giant, long-distance fliers.
> 
> You can see the results of that collaboration in the finished film, now 
> playing in selected theaters throughout the US.  More information on the film 
> is available at www.sonyclassics.com <http://www.sonyclassics.com>. 
> 
> Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat 
> that supports them.  Our national network of community-based nature centers 
> and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of 
> areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all 
> ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
> 
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