Shorts Block 4: Bird Is the Word


The Roxy Theater Screen 1 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Series:IWFF Shorts Blocks
Run Time:76 min


Shorts Block 4: Bird Is the Word
The first of IWFF's two shorts programs celebrating our amazing avian friends.

Tucúquere: The Trackers

6 minutes, Directed by Francisco Valdés and Diana Vásquez, Chile
In this short film, Eduardo Pavez, President of the Union of Ornithologists of Chile, teaches us about the tucúquere, a nocturnal bird of prey native to Chile.

Gathering of Eagles
8 minutes, Directed by Darrell Hartman, US
In British Columbia, birds of prey flock to Canada's "Eagle Capital" every winter, making a lasting impact on the people who live there.

Paradise Nest

9 minutes, Directed by Arif Ahmed, Bangladesh
PARADISE NEST is an experimental film based on life of birds in Bangladesh. This short film portrays a mated pair of paradise flycatchers and their challenging living conditions.

20 minutes, Directed by Kabir Dabak, Turkey
Istanbul, where skyscrapers and magnificent historic buildings sit side by side, is both one of the oldest and one of the most populated cities in the world. A tiny island right next to Istanbul embraces wild life despite the surrounding highways and the constant urbanization around it. Terns, the tiny guests of the tiny island, calmly continue their survival and raise generations despite all the chaos going on around them throughout the day.

Birds of May
28 minutes, Directed by Jared Flesher, US
On the sandy beaches of the Delaware Bay in New Jersey, a visitor arrives from the southernmost tip of South America. Its name: Calidris canutus rufa, the rufa red knot. What makes the red knot remarkable is its epic journey of 19,000 miles per year, from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic Circle and back again, one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom.

Protectors of the Penguins
5 minutes, Directed by Jessie Ayles, Canada
They’re black and white and full of charm, but African penguins need more than charisma to avoid extinction. Near Stoney Point on South Africa’s Western Cape, a dedicated group of people isn’t giving up on the penguin just yet. Day after day, Cuan McGeorge and his colleagues monitor the breeding colony for injured birds. Every bird they successfully save bolsters the species’ potential for the future.