HUMMINGBIRDS: JEWELED MESSENGERS

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HUMMINGBIRDS: JEWELED MESSENGERS

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MARCH
24
1:00 PM

Directed by: Paul Reddish

Venue: National Museum of Natural History
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HUMMINGBIRDS: JEWELLED MESSENGERS (Austria, 2011, 53 min.)

Hummingbirds have become the greatest aerial acrobats on earth. They can hover, fly backwards and even fly backwards and upside down simultaneously. Plants have “created” hummingbirds as their messengers, carrying pollen from flower to flower. The smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet, hummingbirds also have the highest metabolism of any vertebrate. The film explores the evolution of the birds, as they are shaped by their role as go-betweens for plants. These glittering birds live on the edge of what is possible, even going into a kind of hibernation each night, and all because of plants. Directed and written by Paul Reddish, Produced by Ivo Filatsch and Sabine Holzer. Wildscreen Winner, Jury’s Special Prize.

Introduced by Susan Norton, Chief Executive Officer, Wildscreen USA.

Shown with the other Winners from the 2012 Wildscreen Festival, Bristol, England SAVING RHINO PHILA and HIPPOS: NATURE’S WILD FEAST.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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