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If watching migrating birds for over an hour sounds like your idea of torture, you're about to be proven wrong. This Academy Award-nominated documentary by filmmaker Jacques Perrin follows the flight of birds you may have never even heard of as they travel thousands of miles on their annual journeys of survival. It was shot over the course of three years, spans every continent and brings you so close to the cranes, ducks and eagles themselves that you'll wonder how the filmmakers accomplished it without scaring their subjects off.
It's visually breathtaking, even moving, and as close to a heavenly experience at the movies as you're going to see all year. Who knew ornithology could be this cool?