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Title Emptying the skies [videorecording] / in association with Sustainable Films ; a RingtheJing Entertainment production ; directed by Douglas Kass ; co-director, Roger Kass ; produced by Roger Kass.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    364.16 EMP    Available
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical stereo Dolby digital 2.0 rda
video file DVD video rda
Language In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Performer Featuring, Jonathan Franzen, Andrea Rutigliano, Sergio Coen Tenugi, Piero Liberati, Martin Hellicar, Peter Berthold.
Credits Directors of photography, Douglas Kass, Michael Tucker ; editor, Michael Levine ; original music, Marty Beller.
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 2013.
Based on the New Yorker essay by Jonathan Franzen.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: Destination: Ponza, Italy; theatrical trailer.
Subject Songbirds -- Effect of poaching on -- Europe, Southern.
Songbirds -- Conservation -- Europe, Southern.
Franzen, Jonathan -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Wildlife films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kass, Douglas, film director.
Kass, Roger, film director, film producer.
Based on (work): Franzen, Jonathan. Emptying the skies.
Franzen, Jonathan, commentator.
Rutigliano, Andrea (Conservationist), on-screen participant.
Tenugi, Sergio Coen, on-screen participant.
Liberati, Piero, on-screen participant.
Hellicar, Martin, commentator.
Berthold, P. (Peter), 1939- commentator.
Sustainable Films (Firm), production company.
RingtheJing Entertainment, production company.
Music Box Films, publisher.
Standard No. 741360538726
Music No. MBFHE088 Music Box Films

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