An American odyssey along the Mississippi River banks which unfolds as a novel counter-history of the United States’ politics from an environmental point of view.
This film is part of InScience Film festival On Tour in Eindhoven. It will be screened in Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. It will be introduced and discussed by (urban) ecologist Nuno Curado, founder of Wild Eindhoven.
Language: French, English, subtitles: English
Breath-taking nature, huge flocks of all types of birds: when naturalist and artist John James Audubon arrived in the United States in the early nineteenth century, he stepped into a real paradise. But a fragile one, as the Frenchman quickly realised.
In Birds of America, filmmaker Jacques Loeuille composes a love letter to the founding father of nature conservation. Audubon not only made a name for himself, but also immortalised a vast, hugely varied range of birds in his sophisticated paintings, bursting with colour, energy and drama. Ground-breaking work, recording this diversity of bird life before it vanished from the earth forever.
Following a route along the Mississippi, Birds of America shows how much was lost in a relatively short time through industrialisation, greed and indifference. Animals were made extinct, Native Americans were persecuted, landscapes were despoiled. A saddening view of what humanity can do. As well as a passionate ode to what nature has to offer.
This film will be introduced and discussed by (urban) ecologist Nuno Curado.
Nuno Curado is an ecologist and conservation biologist. He has been working with wildlife and people throughout his professional career. He currently lives in Eindhoven, where in the summer of 2020 he started Wild Eindhoven. Its mission is to help everyone discover and engage with nature in the city, through nature walks, work breaks in nature and workshops.
Back in Portugal, his home country, Nuno worked and managed several nature conservation projects; these have contributed to the protection of endangered species and their habitats, such as the Iberian lynx, the Egyptian vulture or the Black stork. Becoming increasing captivated by urban wildlife and its relation to people, he later worked in consultancy, education and outreach.
InScience – International Science Film Festival Nijmegen
This film program is a collaboration with Natlab Eindhoven and InScience Film Festival.
InScience is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe. It showcases an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art.
At ‘InScience On Tour Eindhoven’, three movies + Q&A will be shown:
- ‘Birds of America’ on Monday 22 November at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
- ‘In Silico’ on Tuesday 23 November at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
- ‘Citizen Nobel’ on Wednesday 24 November at Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500.
‘Birds of America’ will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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SG & USE registration
Please register your participation by scanning your student card after the Q&A when attending the film.
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To attend this film, you will need to show:
- A valid admission ticket.
- A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
- Your ID.
- If you are a student, you also need to bring your student ID card. The COVID certificate will be checked at the entrance of restaurant De Zwarte Doos, the admission ticket will be checked upstairs at the entrance of the film hall.
Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.