Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Ride of the Mergansers

Year: 2004
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 12 minutes

The Hooded Merganser is a rare and reclusive duck found only in North America. Every spring, in the Great Lakes region, the wary hen lays and incubates her eggs in a nest high in the trees. Just 24 hours after hatching, the tiny ducklings must make the perilous leap to the ground below to begin life in the wild. This age-old rite is rarely observed by humans. 'Ride of the Mergansers' brings this hidden drama to the screen.

Filmed entirely in northern Minnesota, 'Ride of the Mergansers' is a heartwarming blend of natural history, humor, and suspense. You'll be entertained, educated, and inspired - and leave with a newfound appreciation of the phrase 'leap of faith.'



Screenplay
Steve Furman

Producer
Steve Furman

Cinematography
Steve Furman

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