“Fly Away Home” April 13th ….
April 13, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Spring Environmental Film Festival
the Youth Coalition,
and local libraries
in the 2012 celebration of
Friday, 6pm, April 13th
Freedom Public Library, 38 Old Portland Road, Freedom, NH 03836
FMI: Contact GMCG at 603-539-1859 or email: GMCG
“Fly Away Home” is a 1996 drama and comedy film directed by Carroll Ballard, the director of The Black Stallion (1979). The film stars Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels and Dana Delany. The story follows a young girl from New Zealand who survives a car crash that results in the death of her mother. The young girl is sent to live with her father on an Ontario farm, where she adopts a brood of baby Canada geese. When the birds are imprinted with her as their Mother Goose, she realizes that unless she and her father can teach the birds a migration route from Ontario to North Carolina, the birds will not be able to survive the winter. The solution comes in the form of ultralight aircraft that is used to guide the birds to sanctuary.The story was based on the actual experiences of Bill Lishman, who in 1986 started training geese to follow his ultralight and succeeded in leading their migration in 1993.