Monadnock 2021 Earth Day Festival


Expired April 25, 2021 3:30 AM
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Rodney Stotts is one of the few African-American falconers in the United States, and yet the path to this ancient practice was not an easy flight. Growing up in Washington, DC during the crack epidemic, Rodney lost friends and family to drugs and street violence. He was destined for the same until he joined Earth Conservation Corps, an organization that included inner-city kids to clean-up local rivers and habitats to encourage wildlife restoration. Discovering a love of birds along the way, Rodney overcame his troubled past and racial discrimination to devote himself to the art and sport of falconry. 

A story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself. This intimate portrait film follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Annie Kaempfer
  • Producer
    Annie Kaempfer, William Smith
  • Co-Producer
    Oscar Hernandez-Topete, Peter O'Brien
  • Cast
    Rodney Stotts, Anthony Satterthwaite, Burrell Duncan, Suzanne Shoemaker, Bob Nickson, Mike Jackon, Ray Charles Lockamy, Cadets Of The Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy
  • Cinematographer
    Annie Kaempfer, Colleen Kwok
  • Editor
    Jason Pollard, Juliet Weber
  • Music
    Nathan Larson