The First Flight

“The First Flight” is a short documentary about the art of falconry. The narrative follows the bird’s training process from the first encounter with the falconer to the first free flight, and all the emotions this relationship involves. Due to the director’s interest in the “culture or torture” controversial dilemma, the film aims to question the meaning of the existence of falconry in modern times. Is falconry an old practice that should be preserved, or is it just an unnecessary wealthy class entertainment?

  • Oriol Cervera Subirats
  • Terry Large
    Key Cast
  • Stefan Mihai Radulescu
    Music composer
    Further East Records
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Full HD
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Director Biography - Oriol Cervera Subirats

Oriol Cervera Subirats (Spain, 1994): After attending a Biology BA and a Documentary Direction MA in Barcelona, he travels to the UK to combine his two passions: cinema and nature. There he studied a Wildlife Documentary Production MA in the University of Salford, where he made several short environmental films.
His documentaries have an ironic touch and explore the human-wildlife relationship, always from a critical and balanced point of view.

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