EMPTYING THE SKIES

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Washington D.C. Premiere

EMPTYING THE SKIES

Emptying the Skies

MARCH
19
7:30 PM

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.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets: $10, available online and at E Street Cinema Box Office.

E Street Cinema

555 11th St., NW

(Metro: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown)

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