Feathered Cocaine
dir. Orn Marino Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson, Iceland, 2010, 80 mins
Screening times
May 11 17:00, Kinoteka 7
May 9 21:30, Kinoteka 7
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The film features Alan Howell Parrot, one of the worlds leading falcon trainers with powerful connections in the Middle East, where he formerly trained hunting falcons for the Persian Gulf power elite, including the King of Saudi Arabia, the President of the United Arab Emirates and the Shah of Iran.

After witnessing relentless falcon smuggling in the wake of the USSR's collapse, he left the Middle East and formed a global nature conservation group with like-minded people to protect the falcons. Through his connections, Mr. Parrot learned of the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, who is an obsessed falconer. He tried to relay this information to the Bush administration since 2005 (and to the Obama Administration since he took office in 2009) yet has met silence or obstruction. The FBI, CIA, NSA, OCO and Rewards For Justice program have all chosen not to reach out to the one man that says he has gone falcon hunting with Osama Bin Laden six times since 2004.

The film reveals Geopolitics, Terrorism, Petrodollars, and Nature Conservation in an intriguing and unlikely explosive cocktail that sheds light on how business is conducted in the global merry-go round of money and politics.


Wybrane nagrody i festiwale/ Selected festivals and awards: 2010 - Światowy Konkurs Dokumenty Przyszłości/ FEATH: World Documentary Feature Competition, 2010 - FF Tribeca/ Tribeca FF.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Halldor Gunnarsson
Produkcja /Production: Markell Productions

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