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Beauty on the Wing – Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly

A film by Kim Smith

Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly

a Kim Smith film

With deep appreciation and gratitude to the many, many donors who gave generously to Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, thank you! Because of your kind contributions, we were able to complete our documentary, showcase at many festivals around the world, and distribute to public television. 

We are currently working towards nationwide distribution to educational institutions.

Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly is a 56-minute narrated documentary that tells the story of the Monarch Butterfly as it unfolds along the shores of Cape Ann and in the heart of Mexico’s forested volcanic mountains. Filmed in Gloucester, Massachusetts and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve at Estado de México and Michoacán, the film illuminates how two regions, separated by thousands of miles, are ecologically interconnected. The film is for all ages, delighting and engaging viewers who are interested in nature, conservation, and our planet’s amazing ecosystems.

Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly is currently airing nationwide on PBS. Please see your local PBS station for more information on air dates and streaming.

Please contact the director, Kim Smith, at kimsmith.designs1@gmail.com for information on distribution to educational institutions and film screenings.

Beauty on the Wing Festival Screenings and Awards

Winner Best Documentary – Boston International Kid’s Film Festival

Winner Best Feature Film – Providence International Children’s Film Festival

Winner Best Documentary – San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival

Winner Gold Award – Spotlight Documentary Film Awards  

Outstanding Excellence – Nature Without Borders Documentary Film Festival

Outstanding Excellence – Toronto Women’s International Film Festival

Winner – Boston Independent Film Awards

Winner – Santa Barbara Film Awards

Switzerland International Film Festival

Boston Film Festival

Dumbo Film Festival

New Haven Documentary Film Festival

NH Docs New Haven Documentary Film Festival

Montreal Independent Film Festival

Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival

Docs Without Borders International Film Festival

Associated Members

Kim Smith, Independent Filmmaker

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We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lowel Cultural Council
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Liberty Mutual Foundation
City of Boston Arts and Culture