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Greenway Speaker Series: OVERLAND
October 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit while modern society threatens to erase it?
Join us for an evening of discovery through the screening of the new documentary, Overland, and discuss with producers/directors Elisabeth Haviland James and Revere La Noue the implications of modern society on the ancient art of falconry.
Ticket Price: $21 per adult (15+), free for 14 and under. Greenway members receive a $6 discount (please login at ticket page to receive discount). $5/car parking fee in addition to ticket price applies to all. Special event parking passes accepted.
What is OVERLAND?
OVERLAND is a stunning, stirring, and cinematic journey shot across four continents that twists and turns like nature itself, bridging ancient to modern, east to west, and earth to sky. The film follows the stories of three falconers, “Jedi Knights of Nature,” each facing a unique set of challenges as they pursue their passion for the ancient art of partnering with birds of prey. Lauren, a daredevil anthropologist from Oklahoma, trains injured eagles to fly and hunt while scouring the world for age-old falconry secrets. Giovanni fled a troubled childhood in Rome for a solitary life in the Italian countryside with his wolves, hawks, and horse. Meanwhile, in Dubai, Khalifa is training to be the world’s best falcon racer. As each of these stories unfolds; eagles, falcons, and hawks play a critical role in helping their human partners keep the wild from fading out of sight and out of mind.
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is among the first non-film festival venues to screen this documentary as it is not currently available for public viewing outside of a public screening such as this.
*Please note, this film shows an accurate depiction of falconry and birds of prey in their natural habitat including hunting and killing prey.