Short Film Profile

Pigeon Men

A group of men obsessed with the sport of pigeon-flying take us into their strange world.

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A short documentary about the bizarre subculture of pigeon-flying. Pigeon men follows a group of men in Sydney’s Western suburbs, as they travel from backyard to backyard showcasing their birds in monthly flies. Ismail, a fast talking bodybuilder and former national champion judges these competitions.

The obsession and devotion these men have for their pigeons, and the tight knit community of the flyers, is fascinating. They stare into the sky for hours as their pigeons tumble and fly along the skyline, whilst competing to become champion and immortalised through their birds.

Marryanne Christodoulou is a photographic and Video artist who has exhibited widely throughout Australia.

Pigeon Men, funded through Metro Screen/NSW FTO, is her first documentary film.
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Copyright © 2008 Marryanne Christodoulou

Previous screenings

6 May – 11 May | Melbourne, Australia
25 Sep – 28 Sep | Dublin, Ireland
29 Nov | Sydney, Australia
13 Feb – 22 Feb | Missoula, United States
Patras International Film Festival
2 Oct – 10 Oct | Patras City, Greece

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