[ Story ]
A documentary exploring the ecology of migratory birds that fly to the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture. Director Imai Tomoki is told by his grandfather Teruo that the sky in his hometown was once filled with a massive flock of migratory birds. At that time, “mist net hunting” was carried out in the village. How were birds caught? Why was it necessary to eat migratory birds? And why is such hunting now banned? Imai diligently seeks the answers to each of these questions that arise on his quest to find the bird’s migratory path.
[ Directed by ]
Born at Higashishirakawa village in Gifu Prefecture Japan 1979. Graduated Japan Institute of the Moving Image. Joined Center for Ethnological Visual Documentation to record and research base culture in all around Japan. After learning film making production from HIMEDA Tadayoshi, making his own production recording folk traditions and activities currently. Bird Time is his first directing film released in theaters.
Release Date ── November, 1st, 2014
Running Time ── 93 min
Genre ── Documentary
Color ── Color
Screening Format ── Blu-ray,DVD, MOV,MP4
[ Production Company ]
[ Contact (International) ]
2-504, 71-2 Okagami,Asao-ku, Kanagawa-ken 215-0027
Attn: IMAI TOMOKI