Faith in Action Ministry
Friday Night at the Movies to Honor Juneteenth
Featured Movie: The Falconer + a short movie
“All this is healing, all this is medicine. All this changes who you are.” – Rodney Stotts
THE FALCONER is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Maryland resident, Rodney Stotts. One of only a handful of African American falconers in the country, Rodney Stotts is on a mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community. Falconry is a profession with roots in the ancient Middle East and medieval Europe, but one of its practitioners is making some history of his own. Rodney Stotts is one of the few Black falconers in the US. He works with raptors such as red-tailed hawks and Harris hawks, as well as with an owl named Mr. Hoots. THE FALCONER is a testament to the power of one man and one big dreamin service of the belief that everyone deserves access to nature.
Movie Content Advisory: It is important to know that the film includes some graphic imagery related to the rape and murder of Rodney’s friend and colleague, Monique Johnson. It also covers traumatic experiences in Rodney’s life—the loss of many friends to violence and the death of his mother. The film could be upsetting for anyone who has experienced rape, violence, or the loss of a friend or parent.
Read more about the movie here:
And memoir published in 2022: https://www.audubon.org/news/master-falconer-rodney-stotts-extols-healing-power-wildlife
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Full price $12.00
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