I saw this movie when it came out in 1996, but when one of our followers Tiffany said this movie was me, I knew I had to see it again. This movie starred Jeff Daniels, Dana Delaney, Anna Paquin. The latter adopts a clutch of geese when the mother is killed and takes them on a 500 mile journey south for the winter.
Last nite my folks and I watched it. I cried during the bulk of the movie. It's so similar to our own story. I have to say, thank goodness my flock does not have to migrate! We would be up a polluted tributary without a means of motivation! :)
I hope you will rent this, or see it again. Great story.