At the centre of the documentary is a pair of sparrows and zookeeper Marcus. He finds a newly hatched, parentless sparrow chick and raises it. Not an easy task, because Marcus has to change his life completely to the insatiable youngster….
Expeditions outside the zoo show how sparrows live in other parts of Berlin. Who would have thought that sparrows would love the Love Parade and board excursion steamers like pirates on the Spree? Despite their adaptability, sparrows are becoming rarer in many places. The documentary also investigates why this is so and shows what problems sparrows have in the cities.
Jens says about our sparrow documentary: “Small, but fine – one of my favourite films!”