See How Pigeons Saved This Man From a Life on the Streets

For 40 years, Dave Malone has been flying pigeons from his rooftop in Brooklyn. Growing up in a high-crime neighborhood, he credits his hobby for keeping him off the streets and out of trouble. In this short film by Andrew Leibman, join Malone on his roof as he explains why his passion for pigeons is stronger than ever.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

See How Pigeons Saved This Man From a Life on the Streets

For 40 years, Dave Malone has been flying pigeons from his rooftop in Brooklyn. Growing up in a high-crime neighborhood, he credits his hobby for keeping him off the streets and out of trouble. In this short film by Andrew Leibman, join Malone on his roof as he explains why his passion for pigeons is stronger than ever.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.