Emptying the Skies

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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Directors:

  • Douglas Klass
  • Roger Kass

Cast:

  • Peter Berthold
  • Sergio Coen Tanugi
  • David Conlin

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