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Flight Of The Butterflies 3D

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This breathtaking film takes viewers on a journey that spans thousands of miles, three countries and several generations — tracking real monarch butterflies that leave Canada for their mysterious Mexican winter haven. Based on true events, Flight of the Butterflies 3D follows the extraordinary migration of the iconic monarch butterfly and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart of Toronto, who spent 40 years to unearth where they went each fall. Audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight: hundreds of millions of butterflies in the hidden butterfly sanctuaries set 10,000 feet high in the mountains of the States of Michoacán and Mexico.

Audífonos disponibles para audio en Español.

Download the Educator's Guide [ENGLISH] [SPANISH]

Read review from the LA 3-D Club (Stereo Club of Southern California)

Winner of:

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Best Immersive 3D/Large Format

Giant Screen Cinema Association
Best Film - Short Subject
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Film for Lifelong Learning

Giant Screen Cinema Associate Awards

view the film's website.

Helpful links to learn more about the monarch butterfly:

Los Angeles Audubon Society

Journey North

Monarchs in the Classroom

Monarch Watch

National Science Foundation

Maryland Science Center

Fondo Mexicano para la Concervación de la Naturaleza