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Bluebird Man

USA – 2014

Biodiversity Short Films Films


  • Wednesday, September 14 - 11:00am
    Liceo Francés de Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 10:00am
    Palacio del Cine- Bella Terra, Santiago de los Caballeros
  • Thursday, September 15 - 3:00pm
    Iván García Teatro Escuela, Puerto Plata/Sosua
  • Friday, September 16 - 10:00am
    Centro Cultural Perelló, Baní

Bluebird Man is the story of 94-year-old Al Larson, a self-taught conservation hero who has committed the last 38 years of his life to saving North America’s bluebirds. Al grew up in the remote Owyhee Mountains of Southwest Idaho during the Great Depression where he saw his first bluebird and developed a love for wildlife. Decades later, Al was inspired to join a growing movement of citizen scientists who over the past three decades have helped reverse bluebird declines by setting up networks of nest boxes specifically designed to provide nesting habitat for this enigmatic bird. Breathtaking scenery, intimate conversations and stunning footage create a powerful film with the goal of inspiring our next generation of citizen scientists.

Directors: Neil Paprocki and Matthew Podolsky

Country: USA

Year: 2014

Duration: 28 min

Language: Inglés / English

Subtitles: Spanish


Bluebird_Man_Director_2Neil Paprocki and Matthew Podolsky

Matthew and Neil co-founded the non-profit production company Wild Lens in 2011 with the goal of addressing wildlife conservation issues through documentary storytelling. Matthew and Neil worked closely on the first film produced by Wild Lens, Scavenger Hunt, about the recovery of the California condor and the issue of lead poisoning from spend ammunition. The two filmmakers came together again for the production of Bluebird Man, spending an entire season following 94-year-old Al Larson in his efforts to reverse bluebird population declines in Idaho.

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