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Event title Pigeon Kings
Latest Update May 22, 2021
Event description Pigeon Kings takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles, where men are devoted to tumbling pigeons. We watch as enthusiasts breed and train their birds for the Birmingham Roller Pigeon World Cup, where pigeons must fly together and somersault in unison, like a flock of synchronized swimmers in the sky.

Keith London, a former champion, guides us through this world. His master work is his family of birds, a result of decades of quiet patience, determination, and desperation. Keith becomes mentor to big- hearted Choo Choo. Having recently received the “loser award,” a gift of shame from fellow bird men, Choo Choo is intent on improving his pigeon game.

The pigeons provide our heroes with a community and a sense of hope; as long as they have their birds, nothing will stop these men. 80 minutes 

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 Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Milena Pastreich

Milena Pastreich
 

Milena Pastreich is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. She received the UCLA Spotlight Award for her short film, I FEEL STUPID, which aired on PBS’s Film School Shorts and was featured on Short of the Week
 

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Sponsors

Day of Black Docs is sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), graybayne media/film, What’s Up With Docs and Sill to Sidewalk.

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Ida Documentary Awards

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Tickets

  • Tickets for the entire day's event are $15.00 and can be purchased at dayofblackdocs.org.
  • Early Bird tickets are available April 23 -April 30, 2021. $2 off the regular price of admission. Quantity is limited.
  • RSVP first. Then purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Tickets must be purchased individually (one ticket per order).
  • The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed to all ticket holders the morning of the event, Saturday, May 22, 2021. Monitor your emails.
  • Please do not share the link.

 
 

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 11:30 AM - 11:59 AM – “COFFEE & CONVERSATION”

 12:00 PM - 5:29 PM

 PIGEON KINGS 

Q&A w/director Milena Pastreich

 SHORTS BLOCK – A COWGIRL & HER HORSE,
SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SHOULERS DEEP

Q&A w/ directors Elizabeth Bayne, John Fiege &
Crystal Kayiza

  TWO GODS 

Q&A w/ Director ZeShawn Ali

 IT’S YOURS: A FILM ON HIP-HOP & THE INTERNET

Q&A w/ Marguerite De Bourgoing

 5:30PM - 6:30 PM PST via ZOOM
– “COCKTAILS & CRITICS”

The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed
to all the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021 the day
of the event.

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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.

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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

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