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March 6, 2011

Coming in April: HBO’s "Saving Pelican 895"

Next month HBO’s documentary Saving Pelican 895 will debut on cable. Its directed by Oscar nominee and Peabody winner Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s “The Final Inch” and “Hear and Now”).

The movie tells the gripping story of the rescue of a Brown Pelican “LA 895,” one of the many oiled bird victims of the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, cared by International Bird Rescue and Tri-State Bird Rescue response members at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Venice, Louisiana.

The film features interviews with IBRRC staff and follows the pelican from capture to treatment to its relase back to the wild.

We’ll keep you updated on exact April 2011 viewing times.

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2 Responses to “Coming in April: HBO’s "Saving Pelican 895"”

  1. klschwartz Says:

    Great news! Please let us know if you find out if it's being released to DVD. I don't subscribe to HBO. Thanks!

  2. Webcoot Says:

    We will check with HBO as we get closer to release date. At some point it may be available online at the HBO store: http://store.hbo.com/?v=hbo_dvds_documentaries
    or possibly available for rent on Netflix.

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