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)

Tiffany avatar
Tiffany

Great movie definitely a great buy.

Alan avatar
Alan

Such an amazing Documentary movie!

Michael avatar
Michael

My life is forever changed due to this movie.

Megan avatar
Megan

Arguably this should not be a difficult film to review. It is nothing less than brilliant. The story, the direction, the musical score, the casting, the acting, the dialog. Brilliant!!! Just brilliant!

Anna O. avatar
Anna O.

A few scenes that didn't care for but hard to find good movies these days.

Kathryn H. avatar
Kathryn H.

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Marie Miller avatar
Marie Miller

Really good action movie! Great story. Just watch it.

Lauren avatar
Lauren

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

Scott avatar
Scott

Amazing movie! Each frame, each scene does not let you get bored

Sharon avatar
Sharon

Love this movie. The main character is such an awesome character.

Gerald Daniels avatar
Gerald Daniels

What a fantastic time!

Alexander A. avatar
Alexander A.

This is the first movie I really enjoyed it. The story is pretty standard Short. Fine by me. It looks fabulous, some nice toys to enjoy. If you want some fun, nothing too deep, that looks good!