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)

Angela Bell avatar
Angela Bell

I had no idea how amazed and touched I would be by seeing this movie. The acting, the cinematography, the settings and the plot are just mind blowing.

Lori avatar
Lori

This film gave me everything I love in movie, a powerful story and more than enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences.

Carl avatar
Carl

I liked everything about the movie from the beginning till the end. Although there were some plot holes, but considering how awesome the movie was it could be compromised.

Robert Montgomery avatar
Robert Montgomery

This was a great movie. Tai-Wei Lin is back to doing what he does best: making AWESOME films.

Jonathan Murray avatar
Jonathan Murray

So thankful for this film! I was sitting on the edge of the seat and couldn't look away from the screen

Mary Gibson avatar
Mary Gibson

I gave to all credit story writer and director. Actors they well performed, Must watch film 2 times in lifetime.

Mark avatar
Mark

Didnt think I would like it but i was wrong. It is a Great movie!

Katherine Lane avatar
Katherine Lane

Excellent Atmospheric Documentary! I was satisfied with the movie and would recommend it to all!