"Rodney Stotts never planned to become an environmentalist. But then he experienced the healing power of nature first hand."
Rodney Stotts is one of only a handful of African American falconers in the country, and a local celebrity of sorts. He’s also a former drug dealer, inmate, drive-by-shooting victim and survivor of the crack epidemic in South East, Washington DC- the most dangerous neighborhood in what was then the murder capital of the U.S. A self-proclaimed animal junkie, Rodney has relied on the healing power of nature throughout his life. In this intimate portrait, we join him over four years as he shares his passion for falconry and raptor rehabilitation.
Sanctuary is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for members of a stressed community, and for Rodney himself.