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What to know: Great message, compares life of a teenager to life as a pigeon.
PIGEONHOOD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
5 minutes
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I enjoyed this movie and the way it compares a pigeon's life development and narrator's student life issues which is quite unique. There are no actors on screen and we only see pigeons and hear the narrator speaking. It is shot well. The sound quality is quite good and clear. I think it would play well at a film festival. The comparison of the pigeon's life and development to issues the narrator faces as a student is quite interesting. The set is mostly the balcony area of the narrator's house which looks natural. The camerawork is quite good. I recommend it for kids ages 10 to 18. They can relate to student life and challenges. It does show the life cycle of a pigeon until it is independent enough to fly. The comparison makes sense although I would say it is a one time watch film. It is appealing and different. Recommended for ages 10 to 18. Reviewed by Arjun N, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12
This has a good message and compares the life of a teenager to the life of a pigeon. The photography and camerawork is a bit shaky at times, but the message is a wonderful one. This is a different but meaningful message about being a teenager. Showing the life of a pigeon in comparison to a teenager who is getting ready for the rest of his life is brilliant. It's a powerful and good message and I give it 3 out of 5 stars. It has potential. I am uncertain how well it will project on the big screen. The music is good and the narration is very positive, but at times the photography is slightly out of focus and shaky. It is suitable for teens but I'm not sure if a teen would lose interest. I think that a older teenager would get the message but am not sure about younger kids. The message it portrays is a wonderful one. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! juror.
My film is about the life cycle of a little pigeon, which came to be born in my own bedroom balcony. My film traces his 'coming of age' and examines his role in shaping my own development as a teenager. His fear of flying was no different from my fear of exams and somehow we both crossed those difficult times together. I will forever be grateful to him.
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