Bird of Prey

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 07:00 PM
Performance Hall, Calgary Public Library
(New Central)

Bird of Prey

The Philippine Eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the
Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raports – and of an untold
number of other species – is tied to the fate of the Philippines’ last fragments of old-growth forest.

In 1977, world-renowned cinematographer Neil Rettig filmed the first images of the Philippine Eagle in the wild,
transforming the bird into a national symbol. But today, with a rapidly expanding human population facing
serious political, economic, and environmental turmoil, the eagle’s plight has fallen out of public

“Bird of Prey” follows Neil’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small
but devoted group determined to protect the eagle. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to
save a species from extinction?

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 95 minutes
Language: English
Website:  http://birdofpreymovie.com/#the-film-section


UN Goal


Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Cast & Credits

Director: Eric Liner



2018 Green Spark Award – American Conservation Film Festival
Winner – Prize of the Media Partner Aktuality.sk for Inspiring Message, Ekotop, Slovakia, 2017



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Brian Keating

Brian Keating has been leading nature-based travel groups for three decades, exploring some of the best wildlife areas on the planet. He’s a weekly guest on both Calgary and Edmonton’s CBC Radio, and for many years, was a regular on the Discovery Channel. Brian is an Honorary Conservation Advisor with the Calgary Zoo and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary. He previously held the position “Head of Conservation Outreach” at the Zoo, which enabled him to raise money and spend it on environmental projects around the world. In 2017 he was awarded the Canadian Nature Federation’s “Stan Hodgkiss Canadian Outdoorsperson of the Year Award, and in 2016 was elected as a “Fellow” with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.