The Butterfly

Our creative expression contributes to the beauty of the world.
Our imagination contributes to creating a beautiful world.

The Monarch butterfly is one of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures. Nowhere in nature is there a more powerful mix of scientific marvel, awesome beauty, and epic struggle for survival. What scientists are at a loss to fully explain is how the Monarch makes a seemingly impossible three thousand kilometre journey from Canada over mountains, through storms, and across large bodies of water to its small and remote over wintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico.

From Four Wings and a Prayer

Film by Nick de Pencier. Produced by Gerry Flahive, Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon, Emmanuel Laurent, David Johnston (2007). Book by Sue Halpern.
National Film Board of Canada