Saving Pelican #895


Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky. Producers: Irene Taylor Brodsky and Sophie Harris. Editors: Goef Bartz and Andrew Morreale.



Awards and Festivals

Emmy Winner (Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music & Sound)


More than 7,000 birds were killed as a result of the April 2010 BP oil spill that spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico.  But after three months, cleanup workers at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Louisiana had rescued 894 surviving oiled pelicans.

HBO Documentary Films presents the story of the effort to save the 895th surviving oiled pelican in Louisiana, showing how conservationists, government agencies and wildlife activists joined forces to preserve this one life.  An inspiring bird’s-eye view of the rigorous process of rescuing thousands of oiled birds.

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