SAVING PELICAN 895
HBO Documentary Films / Vermilion Pictures
• Winner, Emmy Award, Best Music & Sound
• Winner, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary Short
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.