The Central Park Effect

DVD - 2013
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A diverse group of full of attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films, [2013]
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: 598.072 B532
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 18, 2018

Bird watchers will definitely enjoy this movie and non-bird watchers may be pleasantly surprised.

In the "Extras" section of the DVD menu there is a short film that re-shows every bird seen in the movie and provides the name of each.

VaughanPLDianeB May 07, 2017

A lovely, light documentary! I loved seeing the vibrancy and colours of the birds, and their sounds against the beautiful backdrop of the woodland in the city. Various emotions are struck: Star's story is touching and inspiring while other birder's explanation of why birding isn't perceived as 'cool' is hilarious. The importance of preserving green space is serious. This film was also a good reminder of how to enjoy the moment and appreciate the spontaneity of life.

Dec 31, 2016

This beautiful, hour-long documentary follows the birds and birders of Central Park through a little more than a year of seasons. I recommend it for everyone--casual nature observers through serious birders.

kimrae Mar 07, 2016

Lovely film. Enjoyed it a great deal and opened my eyes to Central Park in a new way.

Apr 19, 2014

Very good documentary about the importance of green areas for birds and how we need to connect with nature for our own well-being.

kevfarley Oct 18, 2013

Wonderful !! This gem is a really supurb example of the art of the documentary. Worth more than a single viewing ! I'm not a militant
birdwatcher,.. but loved this film !

Aug 02, 2013

A beautiful movie, powered by a love of life, of nature and especially a love of birds. Who would have thought that so many beautiful birds touch down in Central Park during the course of a year?

Jul 22, 2013

Wonderfully documented film about both the birds and the mammals (people) who love them in Central Park year round. It resonated well with me, as a birder for the past 3 years. It DOES feel rather runny to tell people I bird, or which birds we've seen, when they get all glassy eyed; this film sheds light on WHY urbanites flock to see spring migrants and WHY we need managed green space around the country. Nicely done.

May 18, 2013

Delightful from beginning to end. Spans the 4 seasons in Central Park and the birds that migrate there throughout the year.

Apr 21, 2013

This was a delightful video to watch. Beautiful colors mixed with compelling human stories about bird watching in New York.


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