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Parents' Guide to

Pelican Dreams

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Seabirds shine in leisurely paced, educational documentary.

Movie G 2014 79 minutes
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The movie features warmhearted, carefully selected visuals, along with a very personal narration delivered by filmmaker Judy Irving. This intimately focuses Pelican Dreams on the birds, their habitats, and the humans who look out for them. The film encourages respect for living creatures and succeeds in defining the singularity and specialness of individual birds, as well as of a species. The drama is quiet, suspenseful only in the audience's concern for the welfare of the birds. Will those in whom we've invested our time and emotions survive and successfully make it back to their natural world? The movie moves slowly, taking time to show the beauty of motion even in this species of bird that, at a glance, appears somewhat awkward or clumsy. The film is about more than bird migration and survival. Recommended for family viewing.

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