Million Dollar Pigeons

  • a man holding a pigeona man holding a pigeon
  • a flock of pigeonsa flock of pigeons


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 4 12:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Feb 12 5:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Ireland
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Gavin Fitzgerald


When you think of legendary international racing events like the Tour de France and the Boston Marathon, does pigeon racing also come to mind? Flying under the radar are a group of pigeon masters (or fanciers, as they liked to be called) from the US, Thailand, China and South Africa, competing in one of the most lucrative bird races on the planet. Each event is stranger and more exciting than the last—but when scandal and corruption taint the crown jewel event, the entire community is rocked and the future of the sport is up in the air. Million Dollar Pigeons is a hysterical see-it-to-believe-it story with a cast of odd and charming characters that experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Fame, fortune and livelihood rest on the wings of these feathered athletes in this hilarious oddity.

In English and Thai with English subtitles.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

Want more? Check out Birds of a Feather! Take wings with this Watch List series accompanying Million Dollar Pigeons. A curated selection of films celebrating the unique and oft-unpredictable relationships between humans and birds.

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