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Still shot from the movie: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Whether escaped or abandoned, these birds of a feather have flocked together, and managed to survive in the foreign, urban landscape of San Francisco. Equally homeless is Mark Bittner, the man who befriends and feeds them. This documentary shows how the man and parrots are learning from each other to adapt and find their place in the surrounding, bustling world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 10 Feb 2005
Video Release: 25 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What parallels exist between Mark and the flock of parrots he befriends? How are these used to build the story in the movie?

Judy Irving, the producer/director, is introduced to the audience during the film. This is unusual for a documentary, where the traditional format dictates the behind-the-camera crew should never cross that line. Why do you think she made this creative decision? Does it add or distract from the final product?

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