Take off with the mythical winged giant of the Alps: the Bearded Vulture.

Only 30 years after the start of its reintroduction program, men and women struggle to keep this emblematic species alive and at home in the Alps. Through the cooperation of various mountain parks, and the respect from local inhabitants, this “bird of fire” re-conquers lost territories. Each birth is a step closer to survival for this fragile and endangered species. This is their story, and the quest of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the cause of the Bearded Vulture.


 

Coproduction: Mona Lisa Production, Association IFFCAM, Montagne TV, with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée
Year: 2011
Featuring: Henri Suret, Frank Miramand, Etienne Marlé, François Breton, Jean-Luc Danis, Rémi Fabre, Pascal Arpin, Hans Frey, Michael Knollseissen, Enrico Bassi
Music: Original soundtrack by Benoît Grélard
Sound design: Studio Miroslav Pilon
Sponsors: Asters, Parc national de la Vanoise, Parc naturel régional du Vercors, Fondation Nature & Découvertes, Fondation Petzl, Fondation Nature Vivante, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Alparc, Canon France, PhotoAddict, Optique Sergent
Broadcasters: Montagne TV, Ushuaïa TV, Servus TV, Télé-Québec, Educational Broadcasting System

13 Official film festival selections

Awards:
1st Price – Festival de l’Insolite Vendée Nature, France, 2013
Special Price Talinn Zoo – 10th Matsalu International Nature Film Festival, Estonia, 2013
Price Best Hope – 5th China Ya’an Panda International Animal & Nature Film Festival, China, 2012
Price for the protection of the wild species – Festival International du Film Animalier d’Albert, France, 2012
Special Jury Mention – Festival International du Film Animalier et d’Environnement de Rabat, Morocco, 2012

Publications

Petzl
Fondation Nature & Découvertes

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