Koka, The Butcher | Documentary | By Bence MÁtÉ
Koka’s world revolves around the humble pigeon.
As a respected figure in Cairo’s pigeon fighting world, Koka devotes his time to training and caring for hundreds of pigeons in his self-built wooden tower.
Under immense pressure from his conservative community to give up his passion, Koka is faced with the possibility that his pigeon fighting days may be coming to an end.
Director BENCE MÁTÉ | Producer FLORIAN SCHEWE | Camera ÁGNES PÁKOZDI, HOUSSAM SHAHINE, KÁROLY SPÁH | Editor NAAMAN BISHARA
Worldwide distribution: Journeyman Pictures
Non-theatrical distribution USA & Canada: Grasshopper Film
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BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY | BBC Arabic Film Festival 2019