Look up from the busy hectic streets of New York City life, and you will see a flock of purebred pigeons flying in circles around an abandoned tenement building in Bushwick. Their aerial acrobatics are guided by their keeper, a street-wise Puerto Rico man nicknamed 2 Tone. On the other end of Brooklyn, Goodwin and his pal, Super 13, tend their pigeon coop and flock of 300 birds. Each one trying to lure each other’s pigeons away in order to get bragging rights. PIGEON KEEPERS OF BUSHWICK is a beautifully shot documentary designed for online news and cultural publications. The film is told through the voices and perspectives of the pigeon keepers and brings the audience into this obscure and dying culture in New York City. The video is inspired by a series of stunning photos by Chris Arnade, which are also available for syndication.
“A true pigeon-man will never give it up, and that’s the god’s honest truth. Even if its one bird in a box in a corner somewhere. As long as he has one bird, and that’s the bird he loves, he is content with that.” -- 2Tone
Available for syndication. Shot on the Canon 5d.
NTSC. Full HD. 9 minutes.
Featuring 2Tone, Super 13 & Goodwin
Producers: Ram Devineni, Ashok Sinha & Martina Sönksen
Camera: Ashok Sinha & Ram Devineni
Director & Editor: Ram Devineni
Exec. Producer and Camera stills: Chris Arnade
Rattapallax Productions. All rights reserved.
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