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Still shot from the movie: Fly Away Home.

Fly Away Home

When a young girl (Anna Paquin) finds a nest of orphaned Canada Goose eggs, she decides to hatch them, raise them and even teach them to fly. To do so, she and her father (Jeff Daniels) learn to pilot ultra-light aircrafts and eventually lead the birds on their first migratory journey. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 12 Sep 1996
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In the movie, there are several times when the characters are in disagreement with authority figures. What various means do they use to respond? Which of their approaches are legal and which are not? How would you react if you felt a law was unjust? Is it ever acceptable to break the law?

Fly Away Home is loosely based on a real life event, where ultra-light aircraft were used to teach a group of Canadian geese how to migrate. This technique was later used to help endangered birds that had been raised in captivity. To learn more about the remarkable work being done by scientist and conversationalists, check out the site of Operation Migration at: http://www.operationmigration.org/

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