The Crimson Wing

The Crimson Wing

Mystery of the Flamingos

DVD - 2010
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In a place like no other on the planet, the dramatic and desolate Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, viewers will witness a spectacle unlike anything they've seen before, as a million crimson-winged flamingos arrive to continue the circle of life. Focusing on the adventures of a single chick set against a backdrop of never-before-filmed landscapes, it is a visually stunning journey into the life and struggles of the mysterious and inspiring flamingo.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.35096 C8684 2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Language selections available in English, French and Spanish, with optional subtitle on French or Spanish; Closed-captioned


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Dec 04, 2015

For me, Crimson Wing was a somewhat sad and tragic story that showed me very clearly what hardships the flamingos had to go through in order to preserve their species.

Filmed almost entirely at Lake Natron in Tanzania, not only did the adult flamingos have to protect their new-born chicks from such ravenous beasts as the mongoose, but the vast salt deposits that accumulate around Lake Natron posed an equally treacherous threat for the survival of the struggling young, as well.

Crimson Wing was a "Disney-Nature" presentation. Not only was it impressively photographed and its narration by Mariella Frostrup informative, but its musical score by Le Cinematic Orchestra set the mood of this documentary's story very nicely.

Yes. I certainly do recommend Crimson Wing to all who are curious about the diversity of the natural world that exists in abundance all across this planet we call "ours".

Apr 08, 2015

Well, I certainly 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 1000's 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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