The life of a pelican

POSTED: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 9:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 11:04am

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC 33)- In celebration of local oil spill clean up efforts filmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky is bringing “Saving Pelican 895” to the small screen.

The film documents the story of one pelicans’ recovery from the B.P. oil spill with the help of a team or biologists and environmentalists.

The movie premiered tonight at the Shaw Center for the Arts’ Manship Theatre and the filmmaker knows making this movie has changed her life forever, “this was my first film that didn’t have a character that spoke. So it was a challenge for me, but it was also overly emotional because I was dealing with an animal who was suffering”

One of the men who helped the pelican overcome her suffering was biologist Michael Carloss, he says of all the pelicans he assisted, “Pelican 895” definitely left a lasting impression< “there were a lot of birds that I caught and released. I was never sure which ones. We knew it very well. We had it banded and numbered and when he was released I knew I was the guy that helped to catch him.

The movie will be show on April 20th at eight p.m. on H.B.O.

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