Birds of America
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Birds of America

  • Jacques Loeuille
  • 80 min
  • France
  • 2021
  • Documentary
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Enchantingly beautiful and atmospheric journey through the American South, where nature and bird life are hardly recognizable since the ornithologist Audubon illustrated his magnificent work there 200 years ago.

The French ornithologist and painter Jean-Jacques Audubon studied, during the first half of the 19th century, the bird life along the Mississippi River. The work resulted in his classic book “The Birds of America,” an equally vibrant artwork as an invaluable documentation of the diversity of species that has now been lost. Jacques Loeuille’s captivatingly beautiful film follows in Audubon’s footsteps through a landscape characterized by industrialization and environmental destruction, where both birds and the native population have been successively pushed aside. Audubon’s paintings belong to the most beautiful things you can imagine and stand in stark contrast to humanity’s advancement here during recent centuries.

- Johan Blomqvist

Language
French, English
Subtitles
English
Original title
Birds of America
  • Miljö
  • Djur
  • Dokumentär
  • Natur
  • Resa

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Director
Jacques Loeuille
Screenplay
Jacques Loeuille
Cinematographer
Jacques Loeuille
Editor
Jacques Loeuille
Music
Nigji Sanges
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