Kanopy Pick for June

Our Kanopy pick for June, Emptying the Skies, profiles the black market for migratory songbirds in Europe and some of the activists that risk their safety to protect these tiny creatures from poachers. Based on a 2010 New Yorker essay by novelist Jonathan Franzen, this outstanding (and often upsetting) documentary won the “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” award at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. Run time: 78 minutes.

Watch Now

Each month TFN profiles a nature-oriented film that you can watch for free via Kanopy. Your Toronto Public Library card gives you free access to the Kanopy service, providing a wealth of amazing nature documentaries that you can check out without ever leaving your home!

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.