The Resource Emptying the Skies

Emptying the Skies

Label
Emptying the Skies
Title
Emptying the Skies
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on a widely republished New Yorker essay by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, EMPTYING THE SKIES exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species facing imminent extinction.. This poignant documentary explores the wonder of these tiny globe-trekking marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows the intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping to free as many as possible.. Embedding the filmmakers with their activist subjects, this year-long undertaking transports viewers right onto the front lines as poachers are confronted at critical migration pinch-points in Cyprus, France and Italy. A moving call to arms, EMPTYING THE SKIES chronicles a devastating environmental tragedy and the valiant journey of those risking their lives to stop it.. Winner of the Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award at the Hamptons Film Festival and Honorable Mention of the Moving Mountains Prize at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. "[W]hile, yes, this documentary is chronicling a problem for the animal kingdom, it’s really a heartening study of humans." - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times. "EMPTYING THE SKIES performs a grand and aching act of love by telling its story with a power that enrages." - Amy Brady, Village Voice
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2013
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Jonathan Franzen, Peter Berthold, Sergio Coen Tanugi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Music Box Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
78
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • Environmental sciences
Technique
live action
Label
Emptying the Skies
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1878408
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985051393
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Emptying the Skies
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1878408
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985051393
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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