Showing of ‘The Messenger’

Bermuda Audubon Society and BUEI will be showing a wildlife film called ‘The Messenger’. Described as “is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird,  and what it will mean to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.”, you can catch the movie on Sunday 26th February, 5pm at BUEI. Ticket $15 members, $20 non-members, available from the gift shop, at the door or call 294 0204.

The Director explains, “Birds are humankinds “early warning system,” and this was one of the inspirations behind the film. Since ancient times we have looked to birds to foretell the future. Changes in the flights or songs of birds can signal the coming of storms, the change of season, or the dawn of a new day. A decline in the numbers or health of birds points to changes in the environment. Now is a critical time for the world’s climate and ecosystems. Birds have something to tell us, and I wanted to amplify their message.”

THe goes on, “The Messenger takes viewers on a journey that chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide. The stakes are high, yet how do you unravel the story of the mass decline of birds without overwhelming people and making them feel helpless? How do you distill complex science into a story that is accessible and impactful?

To achieve this we explore the deep human bond we humans have with birds. We share the awe, the music, the poetry, the beauty and the wonder. We connect with how amazing these creatures are. We explore our complex modern human relationship to the natural world, examining how it is that we humans depend on birds and the work that they do. We come to understand how the fate of the songbird is inextricably linked to our own. The result is a deeply nuanced film. A film that will make you laugh and cry. A film that may change you.”


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