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The Messenger

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Su Rynard • 2015 • Canada • 90 mins • Cert PG

Join us during National Gardening Week for a visually thrilling eco-documentary that unravels the mystery behind the world’s vanishing songbird population and questions what this means for humankind’s own future.

Through skilful narration and camerawork, The Messenger takes us on a visually stunning journey into the endangered world of the songbird. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.

This is a film that is full of revelations, making it essential viewing for everyone and particularly those who care about the environment and nature.

Hosted in partnership with Bromley and Croydon branches of RSPB. Join us for a panel discussion after the film with some special guests including Dr Richard Black, RSPB Conservation Officer for South East England, John Birkett, Chair of the Environment Committee of the RSPB Croydon Local Group, and Beth Collier from locally-based Wild in the City.

Wild in the City is a Croydon based community interest company using nature to support wellbeing, providing experiences in bushcraft, traditional skills and ecotherapy and using the skills of our ancestors to nurture a deeper connection with the natural world.

There will be a FREE raffle to win Bird & Wild goodie bags at the screening. Bird & Wild is a UK-producer of bird-friendly coffee and donates 6% of sales to the RSPB.

Plus short film "Dave's Wildlife" by Manon Ardisson and Samuel de Ceccatt, a bittersweet comedy about a wildlife enthusiast who never gave up on his dream to become a documentary-maker.

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