The movie tells the story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.
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Human life is very cheap and dispensable in Birdshot. The well-being of one of the national eagles at risk and endangered of the Philippines, however, is a completely different matter, injuring the animal is an act that pays off the official firepower and even kill where the director does a meditative and thoughtful suspense that dissipates the hypocrisy of valuing the existence of a creature while ignoring or willingly causing the death of other people. With images at the forefront and scarce dialogues, Birdshot is also marked by his island performances, the central trio of Apostle, Aquino and Reyes in charge of conveying the inner thoughts and feelings of their characters through physicality instead of words. And although your previous experience on the screen varies dramatically, it's a three-pronged task.