Celebrate Earth Week with The Messenger

Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre

Celebrate Earth Week with World Community’s film screening of The Messenger on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre,  NIC, Courtenay. This stunning film was one of the Audience Favourites at the  2015 HotDocs Film Festival.

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

The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, The Messenger brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers.

On one level, the film is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, The Messenger is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide.

This screening is one of many for National Canadian Film Day. We’ll even have a few door prizes! Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. Watch the film trailer on worldcommunity. FMI: (250) 337 5412

 

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