Winged Migration

(Le peuple migrateur)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Recommended for ages 7 & up


Accompanying flocks of migratory birds across all seven continents, Winged Migration ingeniously harnesses the powers of film and aviation technology—shooting from planes, helicopters, gliders, even balloons—to capture the wonders of avian flight. The film inspires both awe and empathy as the birds embark on an annual journey for survival that transcends national borders. More immersive than educational in the traditional sense, it “provides such an intense vicarious experience of being a flapping airborne creature with the wind in its ears that you leave the theater feeling like an honorary member of another species” (Stephen Holden, New York Times). 

  • Jacques Perrin
  • Stéphane Durand
  • Olli Barbé
  • et al.
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 85 mins
  • Sony Pictures Classics