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Emptying the Skies (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Action, Thriller | 22 April 2015 (USA)
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As the migratory songbirds are sold by the thousands to the black market, the members of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter wage war against the poachers. But, can they change the world's point of view, freeing one bird at a time?

Directors:

Douglas Kass, Roger Kass (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Peter Berthold Peter Berthold ... Himself
Sergio Coen Tanugi Sergio Coen Tanugi ... Himself
David Conlin David Conlin ... Himself
Jonathan Franzen ... Himself
Martin Hellicar Martin Hellicar ... Himself
Alex Heyd Alex Heyd ... Himself
Axel Hirschfeld Axel Hirschfeld ... Himself
Piero Liberati Piero Liberati ... Himself
Andrea Rutigliano Andrea Rutigliano ... Himself
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Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for 'The New Yorker' and widely republished around the world, 'Emptying the Skies' chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face extinction imminently. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows an intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible. Jonathan Franzen is executive producer of and featured in the film. Written by Anonymous

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USA | Italy | Germany | France | Cyprus

Language:

English | Italian | French | German

Release Date:

22 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy fecske is csinálhat nyarat See more »

Filming Locations:

Cyprus See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,818, 26 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,811, 6 May 2015
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RingTheJing Entertainment See more »
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