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
FREE, no reservations needed.