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Sun, 04 June


Event Cinema Cairns Central


We need to sell 40 tickets by 21 May to secure a showing of the very special film 'Flyways – The untold journey of Migratory Shorebirds' by Randall Wood in Cairns.

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Time and location

04 June 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST

Event Cinema Cairns Central, 1/21 McLeod St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

About the event


The Untold Journey of Migratory Shorebirds

There are few creatures on earth more inspiring, more symbolic than birds. Each year, millions of shorebirds follow ancient flyways moving from the south of the planet to the north and back again. Like a rising and falling breath, the earth supports this mass movement of life.

Yet many of us know little about them. Shorebirds remain an untold story.

What routes do the birds take? 

How do they navigate such mind-boggling distances? 

How are they able to stay aloft for days without stopping to refuel? 

Seeking to answer these and other questions, the film revels in the beauty and wonder of migratory shorebirds. Facing the obstacles of ever-expanding human development, the birds are in serious decline. Flyways offers hope for the future – for both the birds and ourselves.

The latest film from Director Randall Wood, Flyways, opens on a spectacular sunrise in Moreton Bay. We’re starting on a journey, to capture, tag, release and follow the largest migratory shorebird in the world - the Eastern Curlew; which is notoriously hard to pin down, and devastatingly running short on numbers. The Curlew, like the other migratory shore birds we follow in the film, are at risk of a number of man-made factors, such as climate change, and coastal development.

In this stunning film we are taken to Australia, Africa, China, Chile, Alaska and Siberia, and together we learn the secrets of their migration. We are escorted through this journey, with Professional Birdwatchers, and Scientific Researchers such as Dr Jan Van Gils, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, as they not only navigate the evasive maneuvers of the Curlew, but also deal with the disruptions from Covid and the war in Ukraine.

The cinematography is otherworldly. Director Randall has excelled in creating a visual masterpiece, with an oftentimes tense and dramatic storyline, that keeps viewers entranced and mesmerised all the way to the journey’s end – in Siberia.

Nature lovers, environmentalists, scientists, and fans of David Attenborough are sure to be delighted.

To secure a very special screening of this stunning movie, we must secure at least 40 ticket sales by 21 May. 

Tickets cost $25. 

CLICK HERE to secure your tickets today!  

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