Dancing With The Birds & Ay Mariposa
With Earth Day coming up on Wednesday we have a couple of shorter documentaries as our movie choices for Tuesday, April 21st. Our first choice is DANCING WITH THE BIRDS which is streaming on Netflix here. Stephen Fry guides viewers this charming and playful documentary that is suitable for all ages as we journey deep into the forest following the glorious colors and curiosities of rarely seen birds of paradise, bowerbirds and manakins.
Our second selection is the beautiful, powerful AY MARIPOSA which is streaming on Kanopy here. Ay Mariposa documents each characters' fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands. AY MARIPOSA tells a story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.