To unsubscribe from the list, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. > 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. > > # # # > > You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.