Scarecrows (Putnubiedēkļi), dir. Laila Pakalniņa, 60’, Latvia

Those of us who fly in airplanes probably don’t think about those who fly through Riga Airport on their own wings. But on any given day, up to 30,000 birds might visit the airport. And it would only take one… Airport wildlife control employee Mareks would like to go to church and light a candle for luck before he goes to work every day. In fact, all of us need that luck – it’s just that we’re not aware of it. Maybe that’s a good thing. Understanding wildlife that might turn up at the airport and making sure that the paths of birds, animals and airplanes don’t cross is a very real job.


Scriptwriter Laila Pakalniņa
Cinematographer Māris Maskalāns
Editor Ieva Veiverytė
Main Cast Mareks Arbidāns
Producer Uldis Cekulis
Production Company VFS Films

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia

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