Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)— Beyond just reindeer games
A presentation about wildlife instincts and animals' delicate navigation of climate, habitat, and predators.
Indiana University Cinema Bloomington, IN
Ailo, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.
Meet Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible journey across hundreds of miles of Arctic wilderness with the help of his mother. Ailo: A Reindeer’s Journey is narrated by Donald Sutherland and set against the frozen majesty of Finnish Lapland. The documentary is an uplifting story for the whole family while addressing issues of climate change as well as man’s impact on nature. All the scenes in the film were filmed with real animals, although some wild animals were subtly directed to act in select scenes. Director Guillaume Maidatchevsky said of his film, “To be able to understand why we should protect nature, we must see what nature truly means.”