Blackbirds reminisce
of juniper and mirth,
the autumn draws near

This is the teaser for our documentary on the plight of migratory birds passing through Sardinia, Italy. This green island should provide the prefect feeding ground for the birds as they seek the sustenance necessary to continue their journey. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands of birds though, their journey ends on the island, in a trap.

A well organised network of poachers supply the birds to markets, restaurants and families who cook them to make Griva, a once traditional meal, now a status symbol.

This film was commissioned by Lipu Italia to document their work to combat poaching on the island. The full film is to be broadcast on Rai.

To find out more about the project click here