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WETLAND, THE

What to know: Breathtaking landscapes! This documentary from Slovakia focuses on the diversity of birds traveling through Slovakina during migration.
WETLAND, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 13-18
52 minutes
VIDEO
DUSAN DAVIDOV
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WETLAND, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
The Wetland has the most breathtaking landscapes! This documentary from Slovakia (with English subtitles) has beautiful shots where forests and mountains can be appreciated. It is an informational documentary that definitely generates an appreciation for nature.

The documentary focuses on the diverse birds that go through Slovakia during diverse migration cycles. It presents information about them, and how scientists study them to analyze big populations. The imagery is beautifully filmed.

The narrator explores the role of scientists in collecting data based on all the birds they are able to track. I enjoyed how they touch personal experiences and why some scientists got into their careers. The camera shots are very high quality. Each detail in color and texture can be appreciated, especially of the birds and their natural environment. The shots in the mountains while it is raining are particularly beautifully done. All the locations are full of color. They are diverse as they try to show the habitats for each of the different bird species. The background music adds to the tone of the film. It brings a playful tone that results in joy whenever the birds are shown. The live sounds of the birds are also well captured.

The characters are day-to-day workers who share their love for their work. They are willing to work for long days, rainy days and sometimes holidays just to do what they believe will help their country and their world. The director's point of view in revealing their personal lives helps give us insight into those who are working in the field. This documentary is informational as it educates the viewer about birds, their migration paths, and how the process of tracking them is accomplished. When nature is exposed like this, it really makes the viewer think about the beauty and diversity of the planet and how we should work hard to preserve it for future generations, so they can also appreciate the animals around the world. I love all the shots of the birds. The film shows them in different stages of their lives, so it is fun to see how they develop from little and vulnerable birds into large and colorful adults. The close-ups are particularly helpful.

I learned so much about all the birds featured in this film - their migration, feeding habits, cycles in their lives and about the people that work to preserve them. It made me want to read and learn more about the native bird species of my city and even my state. Maybe some of the birds from the film travel to the US during the change of seasons.

I give The Wetland 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, plus adults. The film is well-done, very interesting and informative. The dialogue is in Slovakian with English subtitles so its audience would primarily teenagers and adults that have an interest in nature, the environment and climate change. Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

The Wetland has the most breathtaking landscapes! This documentary from Slovakia (with English subtitles) has beautiful shots where forests and mountains can be appreciated. It is an informational documentary that definitely generates an appreciation for nature.

The documentary focuses on the diverse birds that go through Slovakia during diverse migration cycles. It presents information about them, and how scientists study them to analyze big populations. The imagery is beautifully filmed.

The narrator explores the role of scientists in collecting data based on all the birds they are able to track. I enjoyed how they touch personal experiences and why some scientists got into their careers. The camera shots are very high quality. Each detail in color and texture can be appreciated, especially of the birds and their natural environment. The shots in the mountains while it is raining are particularly beautifully done. All the locations are full of color. They are diverse as they try to show the habitats for each of the different bird species. The background music adds to the tone of the film. It brings a playful tone that results in joy whenever the birds are shown. The live sounds of the birds are also well captured.

The characters are day-to-day workers who share their love for their work. They are willing to work for long days, rainy days and sometimes holidays just to do what they believe will help their country and their world. The director's point of view in revealing their personal lives helps give us insight into those who are working in the field. This documentary is informational as it educates the viewer about birds, their migration paths, and how the process of tracking them is accomplished. When nature is exposed like this, it really makes the viewer think about the beauty and diversity of the planet and how we should work hard to preserve it for future generations, so they can also appreciate the animals around the world. I love all the shots of the birds. The film shows them in different stages of their lives, so it is fun to see how they develop from little and vulnerable birds into large and colorful adults. The close-ups are particularly helpful.

I learned so much about all the birds featured in this film - their migration, feeding habits, cycles in their lives and about the people that work to preserve them. It made me want to read and learn more about the native bird species of my city and even my state. Maybe some of the birds from the film travel to the US during the change of seasons.

I give The Wetland 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, plus adults. The film is well-done, very interesting and informative. The dialogue is in Slovakian with English subtitles so its audience would primarily teenagers and adults that have an interest in nature, the environment and climate change. Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

"The Wetland" is a documentary movie about the bird ringers. It�s also a movie about volunteering. There is no main character in the movie because they all are main characters - bird ringers and their helpers. It doesn�t matter who speaks because they speak as one. Their names are not important. Important is just their love for nature. In order to devote themselves to their "hobby" they are willing to sacrifice their holidays, spend their own money to buy bird rings, food and transportation to the stationary point. They are doing this because they are convinced that it has a deeper meaning and that they are helping the nature.
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