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Emptying the skies / directed by Douglas Kass ; co-director, Roger Kass ; produced by Roger Kass ; executive producer, Jonathan Franzen, Andrea van Beuren ; a RingTheJing Entertainment Production.

Kass, Douglas, (director,, producer.). Kass, Roger, (director.). Franzen, Jonathan. (Added Author). Music Box Films, (publisher.). Ringthejing Entertainment (Firm), (production company.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden DVD 1140 EMP (Text) 74082000019490 DVD Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD 364.1628598 EMPTYING (Text) 37500004358822 Movies Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon DVD 364.16 EMP (Text) 34330513003534 AV - Non-Fiction Movie Collection Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse NATURE EMPTYING THE SKIES (Text) 50577011028889 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label; credits from screen.
"Based on the essay by Jonathan Franzen"--From screen.
Originally released in 2013.
Extras: Destination: Ponza, Italy; Theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
World of birds -- CABS -- Invisible violence -- Traps & trespass -- Passion projects -- Cyprus -- Night moves -- Brescia -- Common ground -- Crushed -- Money & power -- Freed.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Douglas Kass, Michael Tucker ; editor, Michael Levine ; original music by Marty Beller.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby digital.
Language Note:
Awards Note:
Winner, Hamptons Int'l Film Fest, Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award.
Subject: Franzen, Jonathan > Film adaptations.
Songbirds > Effect of poaching on > Europe.
Genre: Documentary films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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