The fascination that some people feel for birds may be a product of the age-old human dream of flying. In collaboration with SEO/BirdLife, we're offering another edition of this documentary series devoted to birds and the human professionals or amateurs who spend part of their lives studying and protecting them.
This year we will be showing four documentaries: two devoted to the thrilling world of birds of prey, another that offers an inside look at the life of bird painters, and a fourth that reveals the complex, fascinating system governing bird migration. After each screening, we will have a chance to share our thoughts and questions about the topics addressed in the film with an SEO/BirdLife expert.
- Golden Eagle, Call of the Wild. The golden eagle is North America's largest bird of prey and the national bird of Mexico. These eagles are dark brown in colour, with lighter golden-brown feathers on the head and neck. They are incredibly fast and can dive underwater to capture their prey at speeds of over 200 kilometres per hour.
- The Million Dollar Duck. This film follows the humorous and heartfelt journey of six wildlife artists competing to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government and one of the most successful conservation tools ever created.
- The Eagle Huntress. This documentary tells the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who is training to becoming the first female eagle huntress in twelve generations of her Kazakh family, carrying on a tradition passed down from father to son for centuries.
- Migratory Birds - Scouts of Distant Worlds. Millions of birds perish every year while migrating, dying of hunger, thirst, exhaustion and environmental poisons. Others fall victim to hunters, windmills and power lines. Predators attack them in the air and while they sleep. So why do birds go through the hardships of migration year after year? How has bird migration changed over the generations? How does a young stork that has never been to Africa know how to get there?
With the collaboration of: SEO/BirdLife
26 September 2017Screenings, Talks "Golden Eagle, Call of the Wild" by Otmar Penker
See the golden eagle like never before in the highly evocative footage of this splendidly sophisticated production.
27 September 2017Screenings, Talks "The Million Dollar Duck" by Brian Golden Davies
The hilarious adventures of six wildlife artists competing to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
03 October 2017Screenings, Talks "The Eagle Huntress" by Otto Bell
The Eagle Huntress tells the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who is training to becoming the first female eagle (…)
04 October 2017Screenings, Talks "Migratory Birds" by Petra Höfer and Freddie Röckenhaus
Breathtaking footage of storks, geese and starlings on a journey through France, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Tanzania and (…)