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Flight of the Butterflies

bigImage What weighs half a gram and travels thousands of kilometers every year?

Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature's greatest gatherings - hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in nature. It also unveiled the longest insect migration on Earth.

We follow the captivating story of Dana (Danaus Plexippus) and her descendants as they make the perilous return journey from Mexico to Canada. How do these tiny and iconic creatures travel so far and know where to go each year to a place they have never been? This epic natural history saga is interwoven with the fascinating detective story and a determined scientist's almost 40 year search to find their amazing overwintering sites.

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Produced by Principal Large Format and SK Films. Distributed by SK Films. Produced by Jonathan Barker, Mike Slee, and Rafael Cuervo. Directed by Mike Slee. Cinematography by Simon de Glanville. Narrated by Gordon Pinsent.

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The Monarch Migration By Ross Anthony

Outside Reviews:

"Butterflies' Astounding Tale Revealed in New 3D Movie" By OurAmazingPlanet Staff, LiveScience.com

"Flight of the Butterflies: An IMAX 3D Experience" By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post

"'Flight of the Butterflies': A must-see 3-D IMAX journey" By John Hartl, The Seattle Times

"Flight of the Butterflies Must-See 3D IMAX Film" By Taryn Zier, Seattle's Child

"Monarch butterflies are ready for their Imax close-up" By Howard Pousner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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