What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams, a theatrical feature, stars "Gigi," named for Golden Gate, and "Morro," a backyard pelican with an injured wing.