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Birdlime

Evan DeRushie
Canada, 2017, 11 min.


This film is family friendly.

Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.

Director's Statement

This film explores the effect of the media on our perception of animal ownership- specifically in the exotic bird-trade industry.

Category: Animation, Award Winner.
Themes: World Cinema.

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