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Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

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Director: Judy Irving

Cast: Mark Bittner, Ivan Stormgart, Maggie McCall


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Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood in one of the hillier sections of San Francisco that over the years has become home to a large flock of wild parrots. While no one is certain how they got there, the birds were for the most part left to their own devices until they were discovered by Mark Bittner. A street musician and self-described "Dharma bum," Bittner had no

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this documentary thinking that it would be an insight into parrots, but it went beyond that. It's amazing that we don't look up sometimes to see and feel the living that occurs high in canopies of trees. It's a wonderful film of bonding of man to bird that transcends the wonders of nature. This film exceeded my expectations in a heartwarming way that proved emotions and personalities of different species (man and bird) can co-exist if given the habitat and space, even in a big city like San Francisco's Telegraph Hill.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this documentary is titled as if it is about some birds --- and it is --- it is equally about the nature of affection, challenge, mortality, empathy. It is told from the point of view of a human, with a pragmatic point of view: if these creatures behave in a recognizably human fashion, who are we to conclude that they are motivated differently? This is a touching film. Given what happens to Tupelo and Connor, the ending is quite sweet, and full of ... Hope.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a pleasure to see! Am going to buy for my small grandsons so they have a special appreciation for wild birds and how to treat them with dignity, respect, and love. Beautifully done. My husband and I were both so very touched...makes me want to go to SF to see these glorious creatures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ahven't seen the movie yet, but will be buying it. I love the book so far. Each chapter is like a short story. I live east of San Francisco and go out there often. I've heard of the flock, but hadn't seen them until about 6 months ago. What a sight to see and hear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago