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My Life as a Turkey

Found a charming documentary on BBC iPlayer. Naturalist Joe Hutto imprints himself on to a brood of wild turkeys and spends eighteen months as a turkey parent. Beautifully shot, key moments from Joe’s experiences with the turkeys are meticulously recreated,¬†deep within Florida’s Everglades forest. Joe’s gentle narrative and thoughtful, occasionally philosophical observations, combined with a mostly acoustic Americana soundtrack (The Be Good Tanyas make an appearance) elevate this beyond a simple wildlife documentary toward a more personal, affecting tale.

Download My Life as a Turkey torrent or watch on iPlayer until 14th Speptember 2011.