Ghost Bird is a non-fiction feature about a small town in Arkansas, an extinct giant woodpecker and everybody looking for the Holy Grail of birding - the Ivory-billed woodpecker. Following numerous sightings and its widely announced rediscovery in 2005, the world's best birders have been unable to locate even one "Lord God Bird" after over three years of intensive searching. Ghost Bird examines the meaning of hope, faith and the limits of certainty in the quest to resurrect this lost species...unless, like the Holy Grail itself, the Ivory-bill remains forever out of reach. Written by
2007©small change productions
Did You Know?
There was a small garment factory here until just about a year ago. They made shirts for Wal-Mart. I can't exactly trace where those particular jobs went to, but you, I think you can assume they went to a place where they could be made even more cheaply than they could in the American South.
That's what our draw has been, you know - leave the North and come to us. We'll work for dirt. And we've found out people in other places will work for much less dirt.
Features The Lost World
By Sonny Terry
From Sonny Terry Harmonica and Vocal Solos
©1952 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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