Saving Pelican 895


Film Screening & Discussion

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2-3:15pm/W. Beye Elementary School 230 N Cuyler Ave, Oak Park/Tickets

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:30-2pm/Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor 7347 Madison St, Forest Park/Tickets

Family Friendly!  Children ages 10-14+

Directed By - Irene Taylor Brodsky/2011/40 minutes

Nearly 9,000 birds were found in the oily waters of the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill.  One of them was a young pelican coated by oil near his nest in Louisiana. Saving Pelican 895 is the story of the 895th bird to be rescued and rehabilitated by a dedicated team of wildlife experts and every day people, many of whom travel the world responding to oil disasters. The tale of a single animal and the compassionate people deployed to save him, Saving Pelican 895 shows how the process of saving one life restored a degree of humanity for the rest of us.

For more information on the film, please visit the official documentary website.