Above the Law / 2019 / 14 min

Above the Law links the routes of migratory birds with the journeys of people who traverse the same bodies of land and water. Unfolding atop a pigeon coop in Cairo, across bird watching towers on a Greek island as well as the border in Northern Ireland, these parallel journeys depict the laws of nature vis-à-vis the rule of man, reminding us that geopolitical are irrelevant to some species. The film features a literal bird’s-eye view as eagles, carry cameras on their backs, becoming instruments of surveillance, capturing nature, both human and nonhuman. 

Director / Photographer: Bryony Dunne

Producer: Patrick Campbell

Production Company: Invisible Hand ltd

Editor: Cara Holmes

Sound Designer: Robin Sherry-Wood

Running time: 14 min

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Video /audio: Colour / Stereo & 5.1 

Release: November 2019, Cork International Film Festival

Supported by Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board) and National Geographic Society

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