The Messenger

Find out what's killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it, in this visually breathtaking documentary.

Directors

Su Rynard

Country

Canada/France

Year

2015

Running Time

90 mins 

Website

www.kinolorber.com/film/themessenger

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 17, 2015

San Francisco Premiere.

For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures have woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment and are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in the acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary The Messenger. Find out what's killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans - one that we ignore at our own peril.

 

   DISCUSSION WITH: Joanne Jackson, producer, The Messenger