Private Project

Flying without borders

From Estonia to Ethiopia, crossing through Ukraine, Turkey and Israel, this film is a remarkable journey on the trail of a young ash crane across 6000 kilometers till its winter resting site. With the help of a GPS tag affixed on the bird, the scientists will trace its behavior and its choices along the way. A rare chance to verify and validate a unique scientific theory.

While the bird will fly over any constraints regarding its needs, we as humans, will ride the same path… on earth. About ten borders to cross, among political turmoils or war zones. With also as many cultures revering the greatest migratory bird of the European continent often seen as a symbol of liberty and peace.

  • Lamoureux Maxence
  • Devroute Arnaud
  • Thierry Derouet
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  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Estonia, Ethiopia, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine
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  • Menigoute
    October 30, 2019
    France Premiere
    Marais Poitevin Award
Distribution Information
  • Zed
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Lamoureux Maxence, Devroute Arnaud

Arnaud Devroute and Maxence Lamoureux are two french filmmakers based in the countryside of France, not so far from Paris, from the sea and from the moutain. We are first and foremost in live with pictures and stories. While studying wildlife documentary in the french school « IFFCAM », we have opened a new door : the door of nature, and with it new ways of telling the world. Nature has so deeply left its print onto human cultures that they are still steeped in it despite the distance Western citizens have taken from wildlife. And within these links between men and the wilderness, we find the most beautiful tales that feed our imagination.

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