The Messenger: Imagine a world without birdsong 

  • Date:               Wednesday January 18, 2017
  • Time:               7:00 – 8:30pm (90 minute film)
  • Location:        The Sportsman’s Centre, 276 Home St. E.
  • Cost:                FREE 

The award-winning documentary film, The Messenger, is coming to Moose Jaw!  Director Su Rynard’s visionary film will be showing for one night only at The Sportsman’s Centre, hosted by the Wakamow Valley Special Events Committee.

An essential film for anyone who cares about the environment and nature, The Messenger explores mankind’s deep-seated connection to songbirds and the devastating impact humans have had on bird species, from urbanization, climate change and pesticides. 

Shot in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the USA, The Messenger is an international story with high stakes global consequences. The film argues that the decline of songbirds is due to human activity, signaling an uncertain shift in an already fragile ecosystem while warning that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own.

Since its world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival, The Messenger has wowed audiences the world over at more than 30 international film festivals, played in over 100 US Cinemas, and is available on US Netflix.   A Hot Docs 2015 ‘Top Ten Audience Favourite’, it has received several awards, including The Best Conservation Program from Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival,  Best of Fest and Best Theatrical Feature, International Wildlife Film Festival plus a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary and the Ontario Nature’s Carl Nunn Media Impact Award.

The Messenger is directed by Su Rynard and produced by Joanne Jackson. Both grew up listening to bird song in the forest: Su at her family cottage in the Kawartha’s and Joanne in her hometown of New Liskeard, Ontario.   

To watch the trailer and for more information please visit the film website at