Poached, the documentary – update

Poached 1Poached 2Poached 3In 2014 Andy McWilliam, Charlie Everitt and I from the National Wildlife Crime Unit, along with RSPB Investigations and others assisted in the making of a wildlife documentary on the strange crime of wild bird egg theft. I have been asking for a while when we in the UK will be able to see this documentary, which seems to be taking the United States of America by storm. I emailed the production team yesterday and here is the latest:

The acclaimed wildlife documentary Poached is finally available in the UK on January 15th and AVAILABLE for Pre-Order NOW on iTunes at bit.ly/poached-itunes.   Poached reveals the bizarre underworld of illegal egg collecting by following convicted egg offenders as they evade an army of bird lovers and wildlife crime police during “Operation Easter” in the United Kingdom.  The NWCU are proud participants in this stunning film and we encourage anyone interested in wildlife to see Poached.  But don’t take our word for it.  Here’s what the critics say:

“taking viewers right up to the edge of aberration in a way no traditional documentary can.”
– New York Times

“A serious investigation into the psychology of obsession.”
– realscreen

“Can obsession ever be adequately explained? Many birders know from hard experience the answer is no. But at what point does obsession bloom out of mere fascination? When does it cross over into addiction? These are the questions taken up by a fascinating new documentary called Poached” – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

“Not since the audience favorite ‘The King of Kong’ has a documentary introduced a more fascinating and entertaining subculture.”
– Bergen International Film Festival

“Unusual and underreported as it is serious and fascinating”
– indiewire

“a riveting portrait of compulsive human predators”
– Austin Chronicle

“I’ve never seen a film like it and neither have you.”
– Mark Avery, author

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