Les Oiseaux (working title)

by Jeff Perlman ($7,200)
"Les Oiseaux" (working title) is a forty-minute documentary that will profile the socio-economic impact of the Monk Parakeet population that has been introduced into the environment in Chicago and Northern Illinois. The film will show, through a series of character vignettes, how the parakeet provides a unique opportunity to highlight the interconnectivity of community sentiment, public policy, industry, and biology; and how these different parts of society intersect and often collide over this escalating issue.