Pigeon Blog

Many of you know that I made a short film called “Pigeon People” about three men and their pigeons.  When I first started working on it I thought it was kind of funny and kind of interesting but I never sensed that other people cared for it much.  It showed at one festival in Brooklyn to a decent-sized audience of about 15 (including other filmakers and two of my pigeon men) and one of my subjects, a man who rescues pigeons and lets them live with him, talked to a woman at AM New York, the free subway paper.  They eventually published a story about pigeons in the city that included a brief quote from me: 

“Young people aren’t carrying on the tradition of their fathers and grandfathers,” Levy said.

Wise.

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After I showed the film and the article was published, I realized that so many people are totally into pigeons (or they’re against them to the same degree).  I’ve been getting emails from pigeon advocates curious about my work.  Pigeons are a hot-button issue, a lightning rod, a petri dish.  And then tonight I found this: Pigeon Blog.  It is narrated by a British pigeon.  It offers great insight into the lives of this hatefully persecuted group.

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