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Scenes from the documentary ‘Those waiting for the birds‘
Are you fond of speed, races and birds and are you looking for an exciting way to spend your days? Pigeon racing might be just what you are looking for! Jokingly called horse racing of the poor, pigeon racing started as a recreational activity for many poor workers and miners in Belgium in the 19th century, and has become a professional sport with a lot of money involved. The director is contemplating this sport today as she follows a handful of passionate pigeon keepers and racers, who dedicate all their spare time to their birds and the sport.