Koka, the ButcherMáté Bence - 38'
Koka is a respected figure in Cairo's suburban scene of pigeon fighters. His life revolves around the races, in which whole areas clash in a contest to hunt and capture each other's pigeons.
Living for one's passion, however, violates the norms of Koka's conservative area, Garbage City, where Cairo's Christian garbage collectors live. As the face-off against one of the strongest areas in town draws nearer, the 30-year-old faces unbearable social pressure to leave pigeoneering behind, settle down and marry. A race against time begins in a peculiar world where pigeons are the foremost source of martial spirit and pride.
For the first time the legendary pigeon races of Cairo are captured on camera.
Ambassador of the film: Zoltán Orbán (spokesman of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society)
Best Short Film @ Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA / Best Short Film @ Boston Short Film Festival, USA / Audience Award @ Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Belgium