Description Of This Tour
The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. In ancient times, humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. We believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.
On one level, Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes. 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.
“Their findings unequivocally caution on the necessity of averting the birds’ extinction because they are an integral part of the ecological system… The slow-motion close-ups alone should convince you these magnificent creatures are well worth the effort.”
– Martin Tsai, LA Times
“The loving passion of these activists makes a huge impression, and the birds themselves are spectacular.”
– Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine