Chauncey Wed, Sep 22 7:15 PM
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:75 minutes
Director:Annie Kaempfer
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Climate Fest

Post-screening discussion with Ryan Anthony, Iowa Raptor Project moderated by Sarah Gardner, Iowa City Climate Action in Chauncey Swan Park with drinks provided by Wild Kulture Kombucha

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is a presenting partner for all films in the inaugural season

Inaugural year design, engineering and construction support from RDG Planning & Design, Raker Rhodes Engineering and McComas Lacina Construction

This intimate film is a documentary portrait that follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community. The Falconer weaves Rodney's present-day mission with the story of his past, both of which are deeply rooted in issues of social and environmental injustice, and consistently orient the viewer to his worldview: nature heals. The documentary captures beauty and hope in a forgotten corner of our nation's capital, as Rodney takes the time to break through to those too often dismissed as, "hard to reach." This is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself.