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)

Kathryn C. avatar
Kathryn C.

I really enjoyed this movie from beginning to end.

Michael avatar
Michael

I love the movie the story line is great and so is the acting

Sara H. avatar
Sara H.

Was a great blend of talent and action !

George avatar
George

excellent movie. must watch!

Jack avatar
Jack

Watched it twice already. It's one of the best films I've watched this year.

Russell G. avatar
Russell G.

I really loved this movie i think it is definitely worth the money and time in my opinion

Marie B. avatar
Marie B.

This movie is actually pretty darn great. Mark Wilkie made a really good movie.

Aaron avatar
Aaron

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Danielle avatar
Danielle

This is the best looking version of the theatrical release. You also get the standard blu-ray with 3 different versions of the film. You can’t go wrong with this package in my opinion.

Nathan avatar
Nathan

I don't know how many times I watch this one. I don't get tired of watching it. This is a great movie.