In Association with Pune Heritage Festival by Virasat Pune:
Documentary Film: 2007.
Directed by: Krishnendu Bose
63 Minutes. English.
Tiger, the symbol of India. One of the most charismatic animals to walk the face of the earth. Faces its most severe crisis today. Its prey, habitat and the animal itself are being decimated. Tiger - the death chronicles, explores this crisis.
Travelling through tiger hotspots like Sariska, Panna and Buxa, the film attempts to unravel the nuts and bolts of the crisis. It looks at states such as Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Goa and how they maybe trading their tigers and their forests for greater economic revenue. The film maps the curious case of a mining project in the heart of a tiger habitat in Orissa. It also highlights the positive work being done in reserves like Corbett and up in the BR Hills of Karnataka.
Tiger - the death chronicles, in 63 minutes, encapsulates 30 years of conservation attitude in this country. For the first time ever, a film joins diverse voices, from tiger scientists and conservationists to ordinary citizens, to attempt a brutal and an honest assessment of the present and the future of the Indian tiger and it’s habitat.
The film is presented and directed by Krishnendu Bose, an internationally awarded film-maker, who has been making conservation films for the past 20 years.