Movie Time: My Life as a Turkey
Wondering what movie to watch this weekend? Why not snuggle up to this great documentary about a man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.
My Life as a Turkey is based on the book Illumination in the Flatwoods by Joe Hutto, a biologist, former archaeologist and keen observer of animal behavior. It won an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming and Best Writing honor at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The documentary starts with a local farmer leaving a bowl of turkey eggs on Hutto’s front porch and follows his wonderful journey which according to him changed his life forever. Hutto’s experience as a turkey parent is reenacted in full, as he lived it. Don’t miss this one if you haven’t already seen it! It’s a beautiful and thought provoking film to say the least.
Here is the entire film from PBS.org