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Title: Crimson Wing
Post by: nTZ on 23 September, 2009, 18:46
Mystery of the Flamingos

"In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and survival of a million crimson-winged flamingos.

Against the dramatic backdrop of unforgiving, never-before filmed landscapes, we follow the birth of a tiny flamingo hatchling, and the perils and fortunes of her life in the extraordinary "other world" of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania."

Watch out for this film from Disney Nature - released in cinemas in 2009.

In the UK, it's released in Sep 25 2009, in Cineworld cinemas - my local has only 4 viewing next Tuesday.

It's a fabulous film about the flamingos on Lake Natron - do see it if you can.

More info in the IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902967/)

Trailer on You-Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPqJTzfx9ss)

A piece from the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/11/crimson-wing-disney-flamingo-tanzania) in January.  [The proposed soda ash factory which could have threatened the flamingos is now not going ahead ]

More clips
Introduction (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/sep/09/crimson-wing-introduction)
Feeding (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/sep/07/crimson-wing-feeding)
Dancing (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/sep/07/crimson-wing-dancing)
and another (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/jan/11/crimson-wing-disney)

A background article from Apple (http://www.apple.com/uk/pro/profiles/crimsonwing/) (describing the Apple technology that they used)

Best presentation of the trailer is from Disney New Zealand (http://disneynature.co.nz/)
Picture of the filmmakers there, and some great still photos