BORN TO FLY
This is the story of one man who pursued that dream with an obsession bordering on madness: Angelo D’Arrigo, otherwise known as The Bird-Man. Angelo was one of the most accomplished hang-gliders in the world. In the course of his amazing sporting career he won many championships and set countless records. But Angelo was not satisfied with trophies. His dream was truly fly like bird, and to fly like one bird in particular: the Andean Condor. The largest and most graceful bird on earth, the condor has a wingspan of three meters and soars to incredible heights over the Andes. Angelo committed a year of his life raising a captive-born Andean Condor named Inca. He not only wanted to teach it how to fly but also to learn the secrets of high-altitude soaring from the Inca. He wanted to push the limits of human flight – to think, feel and fly like a condor. As Angelo and Inca flew together and learned from each other, they crossed over the magic boundary separating man and bird. Angelo described that year as the most incredible of his entire flying career. It was also the last year of his life. The film narrates Angelo’s preparation for his trip to Peru and the intense relationship between Angelo and Inca in stunning HD pictures – until Angelo’s tragic death. But Angelo’s wife Laura and a group of friends have brought Inca to Peru, thus fulfilling Angelo’s dream of the Condors flying high in the Andes.