Sally The Sparrow

Courtesy of the BFI’s ‘Orphan Works’ on YouTube, this 1945 film follows the adventures of a sparrow as it flies about in London Zoo. Dated as it may be, the upper-class toff narration and jaunty soundtrack evoke some harmless nostalgia, and it’s refreshing to not have a ‘nature’ documentary that demands compulsory awe at it’s “stunning” visuals, or a ‘celebrity’ presenter to constantly tell us how “a-mazing” it all is.

Sally The Sparrow (1945) BFI National Archive

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