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Million Dollar Pigeons

Directed by: Gavin Fitzgerald
Runtime: 1hr 30min Year: 2022
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Directed by: Gavin Fitzgerald
Runtime: 1hr 30min Year: 2022
Country: Ireland
Topics: Sport
Last Screened: Sat 19th Nov 2022

Million Dollar Pigeons follows the story of the passionate and ferociously competitive international pigeon masters, known as fanciers, that will do whatever it takes to win.

Irish Film London is excited to present director Gavin Fitzgerald thrilling documentary Million Dollar Pigeons as part of Irish Film Festival London 2022. Big bucks, sweat, tears and sleepless nights are invested into these feathered athletes, yet on race day all they can do is wait, hope and pray.

Above the Law links the routes of migratory birds with the journeys of people who traverse the same bodies of land and water. Unfolding atop a pigeon coop in Cairo, across bird-watching towers on a Greek island as well as the border in Northern Ireland, these parallel journeys depict the laws of nature vis-à-vis the rule of man, reminding us that geopolitics are irrelevant to some species.