WINGS OVER WATER to premiere at MoSH this Fall

The Giant Screen Theater Welcomes the Wings Over Water Documentary to the Museum of Science & History September 23rd

The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) is pleased to announce the latest documentary coming to the Giant Screen Theater, Wings Over Water. The documentary, from SK Films, Dorsey Pictures and the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, features narration by award-winning actor Michael Keaton and brings the audience on an adventure to the heart of the prairie wetlands. Memphis-based conservation organization Ducks Unlimited helped fund the film and is the Presenting Sponsor for the film’s run at the museum. 

As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes, and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Wings Over Water tells the compelling story of three amazing bird species – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler, and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. Today, these largely unknown water highways of the prairie wetlands remain an oasis of wildlife, from the herds of bison that still roam part of the Great Plains to the swaying grasslands, wildflowers, and vital honeybees that pollinate our crops and especially for the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.” 

We are all dependent on this ecosystem which is also one of the largest agricultural regions in North America. Farmers and conservationists work in harmony with nature to sustainably produce food. This film will entertain audiences as the wildlife soar above the clouds with their feathered friends all while showing them the importance of the human relationship with the prairie wetlands. 

Tickets to the film will be available Wednesdays through Sundays, and it will also be an option for teachers planning field trips to the museum as well as available for private rentals. With its STEM subject matter, this film will surely be a popular attraction for students and adults alike.

Wings Over Water was recognized as the Best Scientific Communication Film at the 2022 Beijing International Film Festival and received several awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association, including Best, Short Subject Film, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. 


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