Minna Rainio’s and Mark Roberts’ To Teach a Bird to Fly (2020) is screened at DokumentArt Festival, held in Neubrandenburg, Germany, from November 23–27 2021. The film will be screened on Thursday, November 25, at 17:00 in Kino Latücht as a part of the programme “The Beyond. Highs and Lows.“
In To Teach a Bird to Fly, a woman spends her youth raising the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis – eventually flying with the birds on their migration journey across the alps. As her story unfolds, a parallel narrative connects her actions with the effects of the climate crisis, offering us a lifeline of hope for a very different future.
Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts create short films and moving image installations that combine aspects of documentary and fiction filmmaking. Their new short film “To Teach a Bird to Fly” (2020) looks at climate change and bird extinction. Rainio and Roberts’s films have been widely exhibited in Finland, Europe, the United States and South America, and have been shown in the official selections of numerous international film festivals.
DokumentArt, November 23–27 2021, Neubrandenburg, Germany
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