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.

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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!

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.