Ghost Bird - Educational Edition

Directed by Scott Crocker

Year: 2010
Running Time: 85
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]

Ghost Bird - Educational Edition

Crew
Directed by Scott Crocker


Ghost Bird is a feature length documentary about an extinct giant woodpecker, a small town In Arkansas hoping to reverse its misfortunes, and the tireless odyssey of the bird-watchers and scientists searching for the Holy Grail of birds, the elusive Ivory-billed woodpecker.

In 2005, scientists announced that the Ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be extinct for 60 years, was spotted in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas. Suddenly the swamps were flooded with ornithologists, birders and millions of government dollars, and the struggling nearby town of Brinkley discovered a promotional edge. However, credible evidence of the woodpecker's actual existence has been elusive, and the film balances the testimony (pro and con) of prominent scientists and bird experts with an examination of the seductive power of hope and investigation into the politics of our uneasy relationship with nature.

This critically acclaimed film is an excellent resource for educators to explore a wide variety of environmental, philosophical, and cultural studies.

The educational DVD package includes a resource kit intended to help educators develop lessons across a variety of disciplines.

- Biological and Environmental Science: an engaging introduction to ornithological science, and broader issues of conservation biology and scientific methodology.

- Anthropology, Sociology, and History: a contemporary ethnographical study of the culture of the American South and of the post-industrial economic history of its small towns.

- Media Studies and English: compelling material for eco-critical inquiry, narrative study, and rhetorical analysis.

- Philosophy and Religious Studies: searching questions about epistemology, ontology, ethics, and faith in the context of environmental collapse.

Reviews

"A witty, wistful documentary (that turns) a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody." - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"An unassuming, clear-headed documentary about the hope that heaven and Earth may have actually produced a miracle, at least this time around, and allowed a species back from extinction." - Guy Dixon, Globe and Mail

"The movie is impressive for its sophisticated take on blind hope." - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Interested in bringing Ghost Bird - Educational Edition to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Ghost Bird - Educational Edition may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 6:02pm
"Late Godard is a mood... unmistakably — defiantly — present, alive and engaged... haunting, thrilling and confound…' https://t.co/q324VtMgnj'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 5:58pm
RT' @FilmLinc': Godard giveaways at select screenings of THE IMAGE BOOK this weekend! Showtimes + tickets:' https://t.co/zN1iWuSONj' 📀 https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 1:58pm
RT' @adriancurry': The second great Dylan Haley poster in three days, first MUTUAL APPRECIATION and now BABYLON (a wonderful slice of late 70…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 1:51pm
Jean-Luc Godard won the first-ever Special Palme d'Or at' @Festival_Cannes' for "continually striving to define and r…' https://t.co/uxwZ2RG140'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 1:31pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Out in March from' @KinoLorber' ' https://t.co/3kSTc9iZ3E' In the faded light of Harry Hope's 1912 skid row bar, a group of fa…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 1:31pm
RT' @nerdist': Celebrating the non-horror output of horror legend Mario Bava:' https://t.co/yBcft2Gknx'' @KinoLorber'' @ArrowFilmsVideo'' https://t.…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 23 2019 at 1:30pm
RT' @FunctionalNerd': I wrote about some interesting non-horror movies by the great Mario Bava.' https://t.co/pYv87LJ1BI'' @nerdist'' @ArrowFilmsV…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 22 2019 at 1:58pm
"The' @KLStudioClassic' Blu-ray of Desert Fury is a radiantly beautiful encoding of this odd Technicolor noir." –…' https://t.co/iNnBngPaih'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 22 2019 at 1:58pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "It’s through exercising a certain kind of madness that the film connects even at its most disjointed." Read' @samcmac's…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 22 2019 at 1:57pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Murnau's The Haunted Castle / Finances of the Grand Duke Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/OBLL9En1Tr' B+N:' https://t.co/…'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com