In September I will be heading out to Georgia with Oropendola Productions to work on a film covering a conservation issue.
Every year one of the worlds greatest spectacles takes place. Over a million birds of prey migrate through the Batumi bottleneck in Georgia, between the Black Sea’s east-coast and the high mountains of the Lesser Caucasus. They’re watched eagerly from below by scientists, birders and environmentalists as well as locals who send showers of bullets and nets into the sky.
The film will look at the collision of these two worlds, conservation vs culture, and whether conflict can be avoided in order to safeguard the future of migration in Georgia.