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The Messenger


Mon 1 May 2017, 5:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Globe Theatre, Cnr Main and Pitt Sts, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: $0.00
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Spend this Monday evening in the company of PN environmentalists, councillors, and scientists. Enjoy free snacks and awesome music by the Weird Prophets before watching the Messenger.

5:30 - 6:30 - Music, drinks and snacks, welcome from Chris Whaiapu (Rangitāne), the Mayor and Brent Barrett (Festival founder)
6:30 - 8:20 PM – An introduction from Dr Isabel Castro (Associate Professor in Ecology/Zoology, Massey University), the film and discussion with Dr Isabel.

About the Messenger. The movie 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 Messenger 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 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.

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

Please register your interest, the number of places are limited.

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