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Press Release - Public invited to attend free film about birds at ND Heritage Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014
Contact: Erik Holland, Education Curator
701.328.2792

Public invited to attend free film about birds at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK, ND The public is invited to attend a free film, Why Birds Sing, on Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum in the Missouri River Event Center. This is the first of six movies featured in the Feathered Friday Film Festival sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Why Bird Sing is a documentary exploring the charming and complex theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are attracted to the sound. Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg's book of the same title, the film features contributions from musicians, analysis from birdsong scientists; a guide to birdsong in poetry; the creation of a new musical composition entirely made up of manipulated birdsongs; and a musical duet featuring humans and birds at New York's Bronx Aviary.

The Feathered Friday Film Festival is held in conjunction with the Birds in Art traveling exhibit featured in the Sperry Gallery at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum from March 10-June 30, 2014. The international exhibit features bird-themed paintings and sculptures by acclaimed artists from around the world. Additional upcoming films include: Ordinary Extraordinary Junco on April 18, Winged Migration on May 2, The Lost Bird Project on May 16, People of a Feather on June 6, and Birders: The Central Park Effect on June 20.

For more information, go to history.nd.gov or call 701.328.2666.

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