Fly Away Home


(out of 5)

All young people should see this beautiful tale about an introverted lass () who discovers a motherless family of goose eggs in an endangered forest and raises them as her own. When it comes time for them to fly south for the winter, she and her father () devise a flying contraption to guide the birds so that they don’t miss out on the training their parents would have afforded them. Based on a true story about conservationist Bill Lishman (the writers invented the daughter to appeal to a younger audience), the film is gorgeously photographed by Caleb Deschanel and sensitively directed by Carroll Ballard. I strongly recommend parents allow their children to see a film which teaches youngsters that even the smallest person can achieve the biggest goals.

Columbia Pictures, Sandollar Productions

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the autobiography by

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1996

Toronto International Film Festival 1996

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