(US) Hawai'i filmmaker turns lens on cockfight culture

cathy goeggel selkie at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Jun 9 07:10:23 EDT 2003

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Traveling to 10 states during summer 2000, Castillo collected interviews
with more than 30 cockfighters and breeders. The result is an exhaustive
eight-hour package that offers insights into the cockfighting subculture
that are rarely addressed in the continuing push to outlaw the sport.

In light of a new federal law that makes it illegal to transport game birds
for the purpose of fighting in other states, the interviews may also serve
as a final first-hand record of the controversial sport before it is driven
deeper underground. (Cockfighting is now legal in only two states: Louisiana
and New Mexico).

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