Kooperation mit dem Carl-Schurz-Haus


A Story of Friendship, Survival and the Beauty of Flight

Reihe: Kooperation mit dem Carl-Schurz-Haus
Regie: Judy Irving
USA 2014 | engl.OF | 80 Min.
In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, filmmaker Judy Irving (Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning independent filmmaker, San Francisco) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and “Morro” (a backyard pelican with an injured wing), as well as the wildlife professionals who care for them.
Pelican Dreams premiered on October 24, 2014, in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Rafael, CA. The documentary opened in New York and Los Angeles on November 7. Following a 100-city arthouse theatrical tour, the film is now available for a special-event at Kommunales Kino Freiburg.
In Kooperation mit dem Cral-Schurz-Haus und dem IES abroad.