RIDE OF THE MERGANSERS
U S A - 12 minutes
The Hooded Merganser is a rare and reclusive duck found only in North America. Every spring, in the Great Lakes region, the wary hen lays and incubates her eggs in a nest high in the trees. Just 24 hours after hatching, the tiny ducklings must make the perilous leap to the ground below to begin life in the wild. This age-old rite is rarely observed by humans. 'Ride of the Mergansers' brings this hidden drama to the screen.Filmed entirely in northern Minnesota, 'Ride of the Mergansers' is a heartwarming blend of natural history, humor, and suspense. You'll be entertained, educated, and inspired - and leave with a newfound appreciation of the phrase 'leap of faith.'
Program:
Documentaries - Migrations

Category:
Short Documentary

Screening at:
6:00 pm Sunday 12/4
Totem 8 Theatres


8:30 pm Tuesday 12/6
Anchorage Museum


 

Director:
Steve Furman

Producer:
Steve Furman

Date Completed:
June 2004

Email:
buckwheatsf@hotmail.com

website:
www.RideOfTheMergansers.com

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