Turkey Town Film Screening and Q&A

Wild turkeys are everywhere! The population has exploded in Massachusetts in recent years, to the point where wild turkeys have made their homes in our suburbs and cities. Their presence has had a polarizing effect on our community—some welcome them, others would prefer they disappear. Turkey Town is a documentary short that explains the comeback of the wild turkey population in Massachusetts and explores the social and environmental consequences, both positive and negative, of their return.

The Public Library of Brookline is delighted to present a screening of Turkey Town, followed by a Q&A with local filmmaker Aynsley Floyd, ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul, and wildlife biologist Jim Cardoza.

About the speakers:

Aynsley Floyd is a visual artist based in Brookline. She enjoyed a two decade-long career as a professional editorial photographer, creating work for newspapers, magazines, and wire services in cities in the United States and abroad, before turning her attention to documentary filmmaking. She recently earned an MFA in film and video from Emerson College in Boston. Aynsley has a special interest in wildlife and nature, and her films examine themes surrounding the beautiful and sometimes complicated relationships between humans and the natural world.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of nearly 30 books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind and his latest, the New York Times bestseller A World on the Wing. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.

James E. (“Jim”) Cardoza has a B.S. and M.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He was a wildlife biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife for over 40 years, with principal duties for the black bear and wild turkey projects, retiring in 2009. Jim is a certified wildlife biologist, a Fellow of The Wildlife Society, and a member of several professional societies. He is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and is interested in history, books, and the great outdoors.

Unfortunately, closed captions are not available for this film. However, Hunneman Hall is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request. For more information, or to request accommodations, please email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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