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Earthflight (U) + Interactive shadowgraphy by Drew Colby

Family Film Week

A flock of snow geese whorl over sand in a still from Earthflight

This fantastic, family friendly documentary all about birds, their habits and migration patterns has to be seen on the big screen to fully appreciate their awe-inspiring movements.

Filmed by BBC Earth, featuring dizzying aerial photography and featuring starling murmurations, soaring eagles and flocks of flamingos – this wondrous film is an absolute must for nature lovers of all ages and is narrated by Cate Blanchett

In two sessions, at 11am before the film, and at 12.30pm afterwards, hand shadowgrapher Drew Colby is with us inside the cinema to to give a free interactive demonstration, using the film as a starting point for his wonderful creations. Come along and be amazed by how he builds intricate shapes, animals and characters using only his hands and the light on screen. 


UK 2016 Dir John Downer 41 min 

Event running time approximately 70 min

Age recommendation: 5+

Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count.

Booking is essential, please book your tickets before the screening.

Family Activities

Fun workshops, activities and watchlists for all the family, inspired by our programme.

Barbican Cinema 2