A woman's love for her pet ducks, chickens, geese, and turkeys—all 200 of them—ignites a battle with local animal rescuers and puts her marriage in jeopardy.
Filmmaker: Richard Miron
In Richard Miron’s surprising and empathetic For The Birds, we follow an unusual woman named Kathy who lives with 200 pet chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. What starts as a story seemingly about Kathy’s battle with local animal advocacy groups slowly transforms into an intimate drama about her relationship with her husband Gary, and the toll her bird-hoarding has taken on their marriage and her mental health. Filmed over the course of five years, this sensitive tale of one woman’s world breaking down—poignant and absorbing in equal measure— is ultimately one of hope about the possibility of regaining one’s life.
"Consistently engrossing" - Screen Daily
Directed by: Richard Miron
Produced by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star, Holly Meehl
Executive Produced by: Brian Reed (S-TOWN), Cindy Meehl (BUCK)
Edited by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star
Original Score by: Andrew Johnson
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
AFI DOCS 2018