At the beginning of the 19th century the discovery of wide-open spaces of the United States and its incredible wildlife was key in the political development of the country. Intent on painting all the birds of America, John James Audubon became a central figure in the national identity of the US. But as these birds started disappearing with the dawn of the industrial era, so did the original American Dream. In this film, political, environmental and human rights issues are interwoven with the tales, myths and ghosts of these now extinct birds.
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