Taiwanese Wildlife Documentary “Fly, Kite Fly” Coming to Boston
Boston, Massachusetts – February 13, 2016. A documentary film about the rare Taiwanese black kite (a bird of prey) called “Fly, Kite Fly” will be shown at Tufts Medical School’s Sackler Auditorium in Boston starting 3 PM on February 27, 2016. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at http://goo.gl/8ADJqI for $5. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. The film was directed by Taiwanese nature photographer Liang Chieh-te and produced by the Raptor Research Group of Taiwan. It won the Best Environmental Conservation Award at the 2015 Japan Wildlife Film Festival.
Film summary: When schoolteacher Shen Chen-chung noticed the disappearance of a group of black kites from Waimu Mountain in 1991, he decided to travel to Taiwan’s remaining black kite populations to study them. “Fly, Kite Fly” follows his 23-year journey to understand these birds of prey and why they have been disappearing. Black kites are doing relatively well in other Asian countries, but there are only about 200 left in Taiwan.
Lisa Kang, NEACP