An atmospheric account of the lesser flamingo, Firebird explores the incredible adaptations these resilient birds possess in the hostile environment of East Africa's Great Rift Valley.
As surrounding volcanoes erupt, the ash produced settles on the nearby lake basins, turning the water so alkaline it burns almost all that attempt to enter. Made by award-winning filmmaking husband and wife team, Amanda Barrett and Owen Newman, stunning cinematography details the enigmatic arrival of these colourful birds. Able to withstand high pH levels, they rest, play and take advantage of the area's abundant algal food source.
Firebird brings to life the harsh yet beautiful landscape and the challenges the lesser flamingos face as migration time looms. Capturing the raw beauty of this bewitching and flamboyant spectacle, Firebird is a sensitive portrayal of these vibrant and resilient birds.