To Teach a Bird to Fly

Minna Rainio

A woman spends her youth raising the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis – eventually flying with the birds on their migration journey across the alps. As her story unfolds, a parallel narrative connects her actions with the effects of the climate crisis, offering us a lifeline of hope for a very different future.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:24:20
Type
Genre
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Original Title
To Teach a Bird to Fly
English Title

To Teach a Bird to Fly

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Rainio (Author), Mark Roberts (Author), Ilmari Mannermaa (Cinematographer), Petri Kuljuntausta (Composer), Jani Johansén (Editor), Maria Gullsten (Producer), Minna Rainio (Script), Mark Roberts (Script), Heikki Illikainen (Sound Design), Sarah Calver (Actor), Johannes Fritz (Actor), Anne-Gabriela Schmalstied (Actor), Helena Wehner (Actor), YLE (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), Gold & Green (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Finnish Film Foundation SES (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Flatlight Creative House (Production Company)
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Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts create short films and moving image installations that combine aspects of documentary and fiction filmmaking. Their new short film “To Teach a Bird to Fly” (2020) looks at climate change and bird extinction. Rainio and Roberts’s films have been widely exhibited in Finland, Europe, the United States and South America, and have been shown in the official selections of numerous international film festivals.