Harbinger

Harbinger

We are in the early stages of the sixth mass extinction event in our planet's history. This time, one single species is to blame. The Panamanian golden frog (technically a toad) is the country's national animal, a symbol of good luck, and extinct in the wild. This half-hour documentary film chronicles how Panamanian biologist Edgardo Griffith and his wife Heidi Ross realized earlier than most that their homeland's unique amphibians were in serious trouble. An invasive fungal pathogen, introduced by humans, was running rampant through the country, killing more than 90% of amphibians in its wake. They worked tirelessly in the early 2000s to capture more than 60 species of amphibians, treat them for the virulent fungus, find them a temporary home in a converted hotel room full of aquariums, and find or breed thousands of insects for them to eat. And that was just the beginning. Now Heidi is the Director of the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, the permanent home for the next generations of these precious animals. Edgardo keeps searching the mountains and rainforests for remnant populations. On one of these searches he got lucky... The film also features Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Sixth Extinction, discussing the plight of amphibians around the world.

Running Time
27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Short
Director
Sam Sheline
Country
Panama, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Harbinger» (21)

Shirley avatar
Shirley

Great acting! Just about everyone in the movie had their finest day. The story idea was good.

Adam avatar
Adam

When we go to a theater to watch a movie, there is one desire that always crawls our hearts. The desire that the movie comes out to be entertaining. But this one, I assure, will raise that desire to new heights for the movies yet to release in your lifetime

Wayne B. avatar
Wayne B.

It was great. Keeps you guessing and wanting to watch more!

Jacqueline P. avatar
Jacqueline P.

I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Louis Lee avatar
Louis Lee

Such a great film

Martha P. avatar
Martha P.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!

Frank Munoz avatar
Frank Munoz

Can't wait to watch the film again to digest it better. Would lose if watched on DVD, without any doubt a film to be enjoyed on the big screen!

Theresa avatar
Theresa

Excellent! Sam Sheline does it again!!!!! BRAVO! Go see this film, whatever you do, this is the one to see this year!