RIDE OF THE MERGANSERS

RIDE OF THE MERGANSERS


Selections from 2007 MOUNTAINFILM in Telluride

Introduced by David Holbrooke, Festival Director, Mountainfilm in Telluride.

RIDE OF THE MERGANSERS (USA, 2006, 11 min.)

A reclusive duck, the hooded merganser is found only in a few parts of North America. Each spring the wary hen lays and incubates her eggs in a nest high in a lakeside tree. Just 24 hours after hatching, the tiny ducklings must make the perilous leap to the water below to begin life in the wild, an age-old rite rarely observed by humans. Capturing this plunge, the film brings new appreciation to the phrase “leap of faith.” Directed by Steve Furman. Kidz Kino Award: Most Entertaining Nature Film.

Shown as part of the program Selections from 2007 MOUNTAINFILM in Telluride, along with PAPA TORTUGA, COAST TO COAST, INVISIBLE CHILDREN PRESENTS: EMMY: THE STORY OF AN ORPHAN, TITANS OF THE CORAL SEA, VOYAGE TO 109 METERS, LONGFIN, GIMME GREEN, and BUILDING THE FUTURE – ENERGY

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium


10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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