The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the people working to turn the tide. This visually thrilling film reveals how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet.


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Credited cast:
Erin Byne Erin Byne ... Self - Biologist - University of Alberta (as Dr. Erin Byrne)
Dominik Eulberg Dominik Eulberg ... Self - Composer & DJ
Bill Evans Bill Evans ... Self - Avian Migration Researcher
Andrew Farnsworth Andrew Farnsworth ... Self - Research associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (as Dr. Andrew Farnsworth)
Alain Grajov Alain Grajov ... Self - Ortolan Hunter
Frédéric Jiguet Frédéric Jiguet ... Self - Professor, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Peter Marra Peter Marra ... Self - Director, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (as Dr. Peter Marra)
Alejandra Martinez Salinas Alejandra Martinez Salinas ... Self - Ecologist / Ornithologist
Michael Masure Michael Masure ... Self - Founder, FLAP Fatal Light Awareness Program
François Messier François Messier ... Self - Canola Farmer
Christy Morrissey Christy Morrissey ... Self - Avian Eco-toxicologist, University of Saskatchewan
Eugene Morton Eugene Morton ... Self - Biologist (as Dr. Eugene Morton)
Andrea Rutigliano Andrea Rutigliano ... Self - Investigations Officer, Committee Against Bird Slaughter
Cagan Sekercioglu Cagan Sekercioglu ... Self - Ecologist, Ornithologist, University of Utah (as Dr. Cagan Hakki Sekercioglu)
Bridget Stutchbury Bridget Stutchbury ... Self - Professor of Biology, York University (as Dr. Bridget Stutchbury)


The film chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide to survive in turbulent conditions brought about by humans and argues that their demise could signal the crash of the global ecosystem akin to the disappearance of honey bees and the melting of the glaciers.

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In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to foretell the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.


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4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Costa Rica See more »


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