bande annonce

The Secret Routes of Migratory Birds


2014, France
Original language
Running time
wildlife, nature
Directed by
Franck Cuvelier
Written by
Franck Cuvelier et Christian Moullec, en collaboration avec Caroline Broussaud
Produced by
© Boréales

Every year millions of migratory birds make their epic journey across Europe - south in the autumn, north in early spring. But recently there have been fewer in our skies, some species have even vanished entirely. What could be discouraging them from flying over our lands ?

For over twenty years Christian Moullec has watched and studied birds. He learned to pilot a microlight to fly alongside them. He wants to understand, and act to help these birds continue their seasonal pilgrimages. And so, he has dreamt up a slightly mad project : a school of migration. He will fly off with a small group of geese. Discover, with them, the pitgalls and dangers of our modern world, and find a new way of crossing our lands. Then he will leave them to their freedom. With the hope that his pupils will retain their journey's lessons, and one day pass these on other wild geese.


Selected at Pariscience 2014
See the showing : Sunday 05th October 2014 from 10h00 to 11h45