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)

Patrick C. avatar
Patrick C.

Great movie. Great actors.

Doris Rose avatar
Doris Rose

Thank you Tai-Wei Lin for this great story! The plot is good enough to entertain people who take it as it is given, and there is an enormous amount of room for interpretation for the people who love to analyze things to find a deeper meaning. It is easily my favorite movie.

Russell N. avatar
Russell N.

Here's a fine example of a film that may makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Tai-Wei Lin extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks.

Jacqueline G. avatar
Jacqueline G.

good movie to watch on tv but I'm glad i didn't pay movie price.

Howard avatar
Howard

Impressive! It really achieved higher than any other Documentary movie before and it goes down as a masterpiece. Perhaps the best that cinema has ever been.

Shirley B. avatar
Shirley B.

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.

Philip avatar
Philip

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Documentary.

Louis Hamilton avatar
Louis Hamilton

This film is a feast to the eyes for every Documentary fan around the world!

Roger Cooper avatar
Roger Cooper

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

Emma Knight avatar
Emma Knight

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie