Based on a New Yorker article by best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, the documentary chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining in Europe for decades, and a number of species face imminent extinction. But an intrepid group of European bird-lovers, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter, are risking their lives, waging a secret war to save these endangered creatures. Directed and produced by Douglas Kass and Roger Kass. Executive Producers, Jonathan Franzen and Andrea van Beuren.

Emptying the Skies

2013 US 78 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Wildlife