Heavenly Messenger

Heavenly Messenger

The Siberian white crane has a population of fewer than 4,000 and is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. During migration, one of these rare birds separated from its flock and unexpectedly ended up in Taiwan's Jinshan area. The male bird, which remained for more than 521 days, sparked great excitement from conservationists around the world and even inspired experts from the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, China and other nations to visit Taiwan to catch a glimpse of his elegance. Inspired onlookers gained a new sense of appreciation for the land and became more committed to protecting the environment. This crane's appearance 6,000 miles from home led to a series of questions. How would the bird safely return home? How could the conflict between economic development among local residents and conservation be resolved? How could local farmers be convinced to use friendly farming techniques? How could youths who left the countryside be convinced to return to revitalize their hometowns? Issues such as these are discussed in this documentary, which centers on a son who gave up his civil service job of 17 years to continue his mother Chiulu Sulan's bird photography dream and to promote wetland restoration movements. The documentary also describes the mission to help a lost crane return home.

Running Time
1 hours 10 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Tai-Wei Lin
Writer
Mark Wilkie, Tai-Wei Lin
Country
Taiwan
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 «Heavenly Messenger» (15)

Justin M. avatar
Justin M.

Love the movie it was a great watch I will be watching it again

Victoria Davis avatar
Victoria Davis

Very good. Recommend.

Emily M. avatar
Emily M.

I can honestly say that this is probably the best, if not, one of the best films of the year Surely that's enough to convince you to watch it! MUST SEE!

Michelle avatar
Michelle

Tai-Wei Lin has crafted a wildly creative, utterly original and bold film!

Roy Walsh avatar
Roy Walsh

Dazzlingly brilliant! Just Check it out! I have to say that this is an extremely well-made film I really like.

Judith Larson avatar
Judith Larson

Wonderful acting, beautiful script. A must see!

Benjamin avatar
Benjamin

had no idea what to expect but i loved it.

Gloria S. avatar
Gloria S.

Very well done. Good casting, photography and plot

Rebecca Sullivan avatar
Rebecca Sullivan

This is one of my favorite movies ever! Best plot - it brings a whole new level of greatness

Sandra R. avatar
Sandra R.

I have watched this movie 3 times, and each time have liked it more than I did the first time, and even then I still enjoyed it a lot!