Puffling

Two people hold a bird at night

Synopsis

Every summer 18-year-old Birta and 16-year-old Selma rescue pufflings (young puffins) at night on a remote island off the coast of Iceland. The pufflings leave their nests for the first time, following the light of the moon to make their journey out to sea and transition into adulthood. Unfortunately, the pufflings get lost in town, mistaking the harbour lights for the moon. Over one night Birta and Selma take it upon themselves to counteract the human impact on nature, exchanging night-time parties for puffin patrol, in a coming-of-age story of young adults and pufflings alike. A documentary about growing up and making choices, worrying about the future and dealing with encroaching environmental pressures. Puffling demonstrates the direct interplay between nature, the environment and human life, exploring the importance of younger generations taking action in global environmental issues.

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Part of Wild Wonders Shorts Block

Monday 4/22 at 5:00pm

Wednesday 4/24 at 7:45pm

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About

20 minutes

Director: Jessica Bishopp

Producers: Alice Hughes, Gannesh Rajah, Ada Benjamínsdóttir (Co-Producer)

Language: English, Icelandic Open Captioning symbol

Country of Origin: UK

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Winner – Wildlife Conservation

Youth Program

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