ARTE GEIE, FILMS D'ICI (LES)
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Cranes, geese and swallows are literally and figuratively above our borders – three quarters of the birds on the European continent are migratory. From the Mediterranean to the Baltic Sea, millions of them cross Europe every year following multiple airways, sometimes more than 5,000 kilometers long.
Of the approximately 600 species of land birds that nest in Europe, almost half migrate each year in spring and fall. Migratory birds fly thousands of kilometers to reach their final destination in Africa or the Middle East, the most favorable regions for breeding and finding food.
While crossing Europe, they have to endure the drying up of wetlands, pollution, urbanization, intensive agriculture and climate change. A new kind of community solidarity is being formed: lovers of migratory birds are flocking, in wait for their return. Driven by the same passion, they pass the torch from country to country to watch over them. What if the birds above and beyond our borders end up being the reason we try to save our planet?
Discover a new type of relationship between humans and wild animals in this spectacular wildlife film.
Photo: © Clive Lachlan / LPO Aquitaine