The Natural History of the Chicken (1999)

The Natural History of the Chicken
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 56mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Daniel Nyiri Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Rhyl Lewis Music musical consultant 120781 8000002
Max Hensser Sound location sound 120816 14000001
Samantha Martin Animal Trainer n/a 120962 20000001
Ulisse Aldrovandi Other film dedicated to Ulisse Aldrovandi 120795 26000001
Michael Muhlfriedel Music n/a 120781 8000001
Robert DeMaio Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Lewis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mark Lewis Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alla Savranskaia Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Steve Arnold Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Mark Lewis Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
A quirky portrait celebrating the virtue and valor of some common chickens. While we do learn that Americans are gobbling up more poultry than other types of meat these days (about 80lbs. per person per year), we also witness inspirational tales of chickens with an incredible will to survive--from Valerie, a frozen chicken who was lovingly revived with mouth to beak resuscitation--to "Miracle Mike" the 1940's side show attraction who lived 2 1/2 years after his beheading (much to the dismay of animal activists). Lewis explores the invincible nature of chickens and their varied relationships with humans, as we travel from a farm where free range chickens move from hatchery, to friend, to dinner table--to Florida where a fancy white French chicken is an adored pet who is bathed and primped regularly by her doting "mommy".