Award-winning local filmmaker captures the beautiful journey of the Monarch Butterfly

June 20, 2022 / Art and Music, Good to Know, Local Characters, Things to Do & See

Did you know that Gloucester is one of the many eastern coastal cities on the migratory path for the majestic Monarch Butterfly? Explore and marvel at the wondrous journey of the butterfly in the documentary, Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, written and directed by Gloucester-based and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Kim Smith.

This “56-minute narrated film unfolds along the shores of Cape Ann and in the heart of Mexico’s forested volcanic mountains. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-up, from mating to egg to caterpillar to adult, and set against the backdrop of sea and forest, sun and wind.”

Learn how you can be part of a monarch butterfly’s lifecycle and preserve its natural habitat by watching this beautiful documentary. Watch the official trailer right here. Catch an upcoming screening of the film and learn more about Kim’s passionate storytelling and design projects at  Monarch Butterfly film website.

Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly from Kim Smith on Vimeo.