A Great White Bird

A Great White Bird

| 51 min
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This film documents the efforts of a group of Canadians and Americans to save the whooping crane from extinction. They display great determination in their dealings with this independent, pre-Ice Age creature. The issues of wild animals imprinting on people and the preservation of wild animals in captivity are examined in this film. Produced in cooperation with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Credits
  • director
    Michael McKennirey
  • editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • producer
    Desmond Dew
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • script
    Ian MacNeill
  • photography
    Don Virgo
    Douglas Kiefer
    David De Volpi
  • sound
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • sound editing
    Ken Page
  • narrator
    Ian MacNeill
  • music
    Karl Duplessis

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  • NightSpark

    Still struggling after all these years.

    NightSpark, 15 Nov 2014
  • lwarman

    Needs a follow-up film. The sandhill crane fostering program failed as the birds imprinted on the sandhill cranes, but other breeding programs succeeded and there are new flocks being established.

    lwarman, 20 Jul 2010
  • lwarman

    Needs a follow-up film. The sandhill crane fostering program failed as the birds imprinted on the sandhill cranes, but other breeding programs succeeded and there are new flocks being established.

    lwarman, 20 Jul 2010