Philippe Labro, author, journalist and film director, was born in Montauban (close to the Massif Central and the Pyrenees) on 27 August 1936. He has worked for RTL, Paris Match, TF1 and Antenne 2. He is a laureate of the Prix Interallié, a French literary distinction founded in 1930, which was awarded for «L'Étudiant étranger» in 1986.
At eighteen years, he left to study at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He then traveled across all of the United States. On his return to Europe, he became a reporter. From 1960 to 1962 during the Algerian war, Labro was a member of the military. He returned to his journalistic activities following his time in the military. He has written and directed many films. From 1985 to 2000, he directed the programs on RTL becoming the vice president of the station in 1992.
Le Peuple Migrateur (also known as Winged Migration in the United States and Canada, or The Travelling Birds in the United Kingdom, or The Travelling Birds: An adventure in flight in Australia), is an Academy Award nominated 2001 documentary film directed by Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin (who was also one of the writers and narrators) showcasing the immense journeys routinely made by birds during their migrations.
The movie was shot over the course of four years on all seven continents. Shot using in-flight cameras, most of the footage is aerial, and the viewer appears to be flying alongside birds of successive species, especially Canada geese. They traverse every kind of weather and landscape, covering vast distances in a flight for survival.
Much of the aerial footage was taken of "tame" birds. The filmmakers raised birds of several species, including storks and pelicans, from birth. The newborn birds imprinted on staff members, and were trained to fly along..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301727