My Life As A Turkey

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This is one of the best documentary films I have ever seen, by the naturalist Joe Hutto. It goes way beyond observation and moves deeply towards spiritual enlightenment through living almost fully in the moment, both with, and truly as, a wild turkey. The wide and vast intelligence of these creatures and their well developed linguistic and emotional life as well as their enjoyment of living, completely humbles the film-maker as he realises the limits of human intelligence and the arrogance that goes with it. This film is not at all anthropomorphic or sentimental, or propoganda in any way, but it is unlike any other study of animal behaviour and will leave you deeply moved, with a real sense of wonder.

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