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Title Emptying the skies / 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
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 598.8 EMP    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 598.8 EM76    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD 598.8 EMPTYING    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo Dolby digital 2.0 rda
video file DVD video rda
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 produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the New Yorker essay by Jonathan Franzen.
System Details DVD; widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0.
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.
Language In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject Songbirds -- Effect of poaching on -- Europe, Southern.
Songbirds -- Conservation -- Europe, Southern.
Genre/Form Wildlife films.
Feature 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, production company.
RingtheJing Entertainment, production company.
Music Box Films, publisher.
Standard No. 741360538726
Music No. MBFHE088 Music Box Films
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