Wings of Survival

documentary (in development)

Produced By
Moving Artistry Productions

Overview

“Wings of Survival” is a 90-minute feature length documentary that follows the groundbreaking journey of Dr. Timm Döbert (ecologist and explorer) and Leanna Carriere (extreme endurance athlete), as they traverse the spine of the americas on a self-powered 30,000km expedition through the westernmost flyway, to raise awareness around the biodiversity crisis, advance migratory bird science and mobilise action for nature conservation.

Under the banner of the Flyway Heroes initiative, the duo will cycle and packraft from Alaska’s high arctic to the southernmost tip of Patagonia, emulating the arduous journeys of these remarkable avian ‘athletes’. Throughout this eight month challenge, they will not only document the struggles of migratory birds in an increasingly human-dominated world, but they will also track the human physiological and psychological responses to such an extreme endurance undertaking.

By uniquely blending human adventure, citizen science and athletic performance, they hope to portray the wonder of bird migration and the importance of migratory birds.

Behind the Scenes