4th DMZ Docs(2012)
I AM DOCU
The story of how one man left humanity behind to become a turkey explores one of those rare moments when man and animal unwittingly become linked closer than nature should allow. Deep in the American wilderness, Joe Hutto’s extraordinary narration takes us to another dimension of natural history appreciation. And in this way, this ﬁlm is like no other natural history documentary that has gone before it. Biologist Joe Hutto was mother to the strangest family in the world, thirteen endangered wild turkeys that he raised from egg to the day they left home. For a whole year his turkey children were his only companions as he walked them deep through the Florida Everglades. Suffering all the heartache and joy of any other parent as he tried to bring up his new family, he even learnt to speak their language and began to see the world through turkey eyes. Told as a drama documentary with an actor recreating the remarkable scenes of Joe’s life as a turkey mum.
Three-time Emmy award winner David Allen has produced over 12 highly respected wildlife and natural history ﬁlms. Recently, he directs landmark natural history TV programs for networks on both sides of the Atlantic.
Production Company Passion Pictures
Distributor/Sales BBC Worldwide
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