Surviving the Wild: Cats and Birds


Domestic cats are beloved pets but also a major threat to birds and other wildlife. Every year, outdoor cats kill over 1 billion birds in the United States. This film follows the work of three wildlife rehabilitation facilities as they work on the frontlines to care for injured wildlife and give them a chance to be wild again.

Action Opportunity
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Filmmaker: Aditi Desai

Running Time: 7 mins

Aditi Desai is a digital storyteller skilled in producing, editing and shooting documentaries with a diverse background in counseling, legal advocacy, and environmental conservation work. She has produced videos for clients such as The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Prince Charitable Trusts, the National Park Service, and Blue Bear Films. Aditi holds an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University and a BA in Psychology from Smith College.