The Bird Master

The Bird Master

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This film was shot to preserve the dying bird culture of old Beijing in China. “Record it before it was gone”.

The birds that we are referring to in the bird culture are not the ones in cages, but the ones that can fly in the sky.

In old Beijing, there is a group of people who treat birds as their children and spend their remaining life with their passion for playing with birds. The main character of this film, Mr. Yang, is one of them. The culture of playing with birds in old Beijing can be traced back to the Song Dynasty or even earlier…

Directed by Lanting Gu (China)

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