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NATURE: Super Hummingbirds

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest, most brilliant birds on earth.

  • Ann Johnson Prum
  • Janet Hess
  • Ann Johnson Prum
  • Narrator: Patricia Clarkson
    Key Cast
  • Bill Murphy
    Series Producer
  • Janet Hess
    Series Editor
  • Fred Kaufman
    Executive Producer
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  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 12, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards (2017)
    New York
    United States
    Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary
Distribution Information
  • THIRTEEN Productions LLC
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ann Johnson Prum

For the past 20 years, Ann Johnson Prum has been creating television documentaries about nature, science, and the arts for channels including PBS, Discovery, TBS, The Sundance Channel, HGTV and the Science Channel. She was nominated for the 2010 News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming for “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” and was awarded the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming for “An Original DUCKumentary,” which also was an official selection of the 2013 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Both films aired on PBS NATURE. Prum also made “Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story” which aired on PBS in November 2014, and produced the three-part “NATURE: Animal Homes” series which aired in April 2015. “Animal Homes” was nominated for the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming and Outstanding Cinematography. Her most recent documentary “Super Hummingbirds” premiered on PBS NATURE in October 2016.

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