The Truth About Tigers
THE TRUTH ABOUT TIGERS A film by Shekar Dattatri (Available in English, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada), Duration: 40 minutes The tiger, India’s National Animal, is disappearing at an alarming rate from our forests. Government estimates reveal that there may be fewer than 1500 left. Why have India’s tigers declined so drastically? What exactly are the problems facing their conservation? And are there any solutions to the crisis? These and many other questions are answered succinctly in ‘The Truth about Tigers’, an educational documentary by award-winning wildlife and conservation filmmaker, Shekar Dattatri. The film also provides useful pointers on how ordinary citizens can contribute towards saving the tiger. Two years in the making, the film combines stunning footage shot by some of the world’s leading cinematographers with deep insights from experts such as renowned tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and wildlife crime fighter, Belinda Wright of the Wildlife Protection Society of India. This unique film takes one through the tiger’s life, from birth to death, and illustrates how different human activities impact the conservation of this great predator. Internationally acclaimed actor, Roshan Seth, provides the narration for the English version of the film, and David Mitcham, one of Britain’s top documentary composers, generously contributed a bulk of the music used in the film.