Richard Miron’s documentary For the Birds focuses on a woman who loves her numerous poultry pets but can’t adequately care for them. We then meet Rachel Borkowski of AnimalConnection.info, which takes groups to farm animal sanctuaries.
Animal Connection strives for one unifying and simple goal: connect people to animals. We believe to our core that introducing people to animals at sanctuaries, environments founded on love and compassion, we can cultivate a world where animals and people live side-by-side. We want to cut through the paradigm that separates human and non-human animals and emphasize our similarities as intelligent and love-driven creatures.
Richard Miron is a documentary filmmaker whose debut feature film, “For the Birds” is now available on digital platforms across the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. “For the Birds” screened at over 22 film festivals around the world, won multiple awards, and received a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times, which called the film “indelible.” Prior to “For the Birds,” Miron graduated from Yale University and worked as an editor and assistant editor on numerous documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated “Life, Animated” and Oscar-shortlisted “Art and Craft.”
Blast from the past! ~ The woman in Miron’s film, For the Birds, became infatuated with chickens, turkeys, and geese to the point of becoming an animal hoarder. In this episode from 2013, my guest was a woman who has devoted her life to providing sanctuary to birds such as these, and to getting their plight known in the world. She is Karen Davis, PhD, founder and director of United Poultry Concerns. Here’s the link to that episode on Unity Online Radio.
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