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)

Heather avatar
Heather

Everything a Documentary fan could ever want. This is my favourite film, and always had a special place in my heart.

Rachel T. avatar
Rachel T.

Absolutely stunning movie far exceeded expectations.

Christian avatar
Christian

Excellent film! I feel Sam Sheline can't make a bad movie.

Joseph O. avatar
Joseph O.

Really cool Documentary with unforgettable characters. You should watch this, and you’ll be HOOKED

Bobby Hoffman avatar
Bobby Hoffman

Amazing movie and I can't wait to see what the sequel(s) will provide for us.

Steven Allen avatar
Steven Allen

WATCH IT.. if you don't.. STILL WATCH IT. GREAT FILM! enjoy, i only wish i could have that first watch again!!!!

Diane Pearson avatar
Diane Pearson

Nice. Expect very much from the cast and director. And all expectations fulfilled.

Jacob avatar
Jacob

Wow, wow, wow very impressive !!!! This is the movie I have been waiting for for a very long time.

Judy L. avatar
Judy L.

You know... sometimes when you watch a film... in the first few minutes, it is clear that the film is going to be special.