Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Shorts Block 1

Sat Feb 17 2018, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

The Duck Blind: A man shares his secrets of duck hunting as we follow him through a long, demanding day. A peaceful reminder of the importance of patience and silence amidst our daily lives. (11 min)

They Come Home: Two dedicated pigeon breeders decide to enter their pigeons into a local competition. Focusing on their love for the tradition and their passion for the birds, THEY COME HOME paints a quiet portrait of interspecies connection and male friendship, paying homage to a unique community in New York City. (20 min)

Sky Migrations: Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation. (15 min)

Skywards: A poetic and evocative visual study, SKYWARDS takes the viewer on a journey into the world of pigeon flying, high above the bustling and crowded streets of Old Delhi. (5 min)

Wild Next Door: A portrait of the beauty of Montana’s landscape and its’ enchanting backyard wildlife. (2 min)

Koka, The Butcher: Koka’s world revolves around one simple and well-known bird: the pigeon. As a respected figure in Cairo’s pigeon fighting world, Koka devotes his time to training and caring for hundreds of pigeons in his self-built wooden tower. Under immense pressure from his conservative community to quit his passion, Koka is faced with the possibility that his pigeon fighting days may be coming to an end.(38 min)

Location: The Roxy Theater 1 718 S Higgins Ave Missoula, MT