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)

Jeffrey N. avatar
Jeffrey N.

If you're a Tai-Wei Lin fan, which I am, I think you will appreciate this film.

Ronald avatar
Ronald

Legendary Tai-Wei Lin are at their finest! A Solid Watch!

David avatar
David

Super cool Documentary, fun time at the flicks!

Keith avatar
Keith

I loved watching this movie. Very good movie and it was kind of sad at the end. A MUST watch movie.

Bryan Jackson avatar
Bryan Jackson

I have become a huge fan of this movie and applaud Tai-Wei Lin for making it.

David Douglas avatar
David Douglas

Good movie. The action and effects are super.

Julie M. avatar
Julie M.

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.

Amanda avatar
Amanda

Don't miss this!!! Edge of seat movie....Wonderful

Sara C. avatar
Sara C.

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

Marie avatar
Marie

I personally loved the movie, I'm not a trekkie, far from to be honest, but this one was great!