The Messenger Documentary
This event is free and open to the general public.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh
Please join us for to watch The Messenger at this special movie event. Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary 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, three-act 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. In the words of Boreal biologist Erin Bayne, "Could we live without birds? We don't really know for sure ... That's one of the fundamental concerns when you play with nature, pull one piece out, and maybe that's a pivotal piece, we just don't know."
Find out more about the documentary on The Messenger website
Special Meeting: Pursuant to the Houston Audubon Society By-Laws Article II, Section 3, the President hereby calls for a Special Meeting on March 10, 2016 7:30 PM at the United Way Center, 50 Waugh, Houston Texas for the purpose of electing a President-Elect. The special meeting will be held in conjunction with the March speaker event already scheduled for March 10, 2016, 7:30 PM at the United Way Center.