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The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008)

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The mysterious lives of flamingos are captured on film with a birds-eye view of the animals living in Africa.

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In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and death of a million crimson-winged flamingos. Against a dramatic backdrop of never-before filmed landscapes, these secretive birds struggle to survive and prevail over danger and fate. This inspiring story, set in the extraordinary 'otherworld' of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, the cradle of humankind, reminds us: here on earth is a universe waiting to be discovered. Written by Anonymous

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One lake, a million birds, an incredible story

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The first commissioned film from the Disneynature strand, which was started up after Disney CEO Robert A. Iger saw the BBC wildlife TV series Planet Earth (2006). Iger wanted to do something of more lasting value than High School Musical and Hannah Montana. See more »

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Earth, Wind & Fire & The Legend Of The Crimson Wing
7 April 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Well, I must say that I was really quite impressed with this "Disneynature" documentary that took an in-depth look at the flamingos of Africa who (once a year) arrive by the 1000s at Lake Natron (in Tanzania) in order to mate and raise their young.

In part, this thoughtful documentary was, without question, a very sad tale from the viewpoint of the survival of the flamingo chicks who must quickly gather their strength in order to endure the hardships that immediately come before them and challenge their very existence.

With its excellent photography and its equally superb soundtrack music (from The Cinematic Orchestra), I certainly recommend this DVD very highly to those of you who are interested in witnessing such an amazing phenomenon like this one from the world of nature where many astounding marvels are there for us to behold.


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