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Interview with ‘Mad City Chickens’ Directors

See clips from the documentary film in this 24 minute video interview with the directors Robert Lughai and Tashai Lovington. Wisconsin Public Television, Director’s Cut.
Link to interview here. (Click on Watch Flash Video)

Witness if you will Gallus Domesticus … the backyard chicken. A mere few pounds of feather, bone, and muscle; a creature regarded by many as a rather humorous, though not so intelligent agent of food production. And yet, make note of a most singular phenomenon now taking shape across suburb and city.

From backyard eggs to the family’s new favorite pet, the urban chicken is forging a fresh place in the pecking order of human importance. Mad City Chickens deftly weaves multiple stories and contextual issues on city chickens and their keepers in a non-linear fashion that one rarely sees in a documentary. From leading experts to urban newbies, experience the humor and heart of what’s fast becoming an international backyard chicken movement.

Link to interview here. (Click on Watch Flash Video)

See Tarazod Films Blog here.

British Columbia, Canada, showing of the film.

Urban Issues Film Festival in Nanaimo, BC on November 21st, 2008. The festival is held at Vancouver Island University. For more info, contact:
Deborah Jensen, Development Services Department
City of Nanaimo
238 Franklyn Street , Nanaimo , BC
Phone (250) 755-4473 Fax (250) 755-4479