Film Screening in Chennai: The Race to Save the Amur Falcon – December 9th, 7.00 p.m.
December 9, 2016
7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Francaise of Madras
No. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam
Alliance Francaise, Chennai, presents a film by Shekar Dattatri
Screening is free; seating is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Kindly be in your seats by 6.50 p.m
Around a remote reservoir in India’s far northeast, a small team of conservationists discovered something that was both enthralling and alarming. During a biodiversity survey in the winter of 2012, they stumbled upon vast flocks of Amur falcons, the likes of which they had never seen before. At the same time, they also witnessed local hunters capture and slaughter tens of thousands of the little raptors for consumption and sale. This is the story of the investigative documentation that followed, and the campaign that was launched to save the migrating falcons. Today, thanks to the cooperation of local authorities and the local community, the falcons have been granted a reprieve and enjoy a safe passage through Nagaland during their incredible migration from Russia and China to South Africa.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Director of the film.