Washington D.C. Premiere
EMPTYING THE SKIES
Emptying the Skies
Directed by: Douglas Kass
Venue: E Street Cinema
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EMPTYING THE SKIES (USA, 2013, 78 min.)
Shown with FIELD REPORT: MIGRATORY BIRD TRAPPING IN SOUTH CHINA
Washington, D.C. Premiere Based on a New Yorker article by best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, the documentary chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining in Europe for decades, and a number of species face imminent extinction. But an intrepid group of European bird-lovers, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter, are risking their lives, waging a secret war to save these endangered creatures. Directed and produced by Douglas Kass and Roger Kass. Executive Producers, Jonathan Franzen and Andrea van Beuren.
Discussion, moderated by Bruce Beehler, Research Associate, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, with filmmaker Douglas Kass and Cornell Lab photographer and Field Report: Migratory Bird Trapping in South China producer Gerrit Vyn follows screening.
Tickets: $10, available online and at E Street Cinema Box Office.